Archive for September, 2011

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JOBY Introduces Three New Portable Tripods

JOBY has recently introduced three new portable tripods designed to meet the needs of photographers who shoot using a point-and-shoot camera. The GorillaPod Micro 250, GorillaPod Micro 800 and GorillaPod Hybrid priced at around $19.95 – $39.95.


The Gorillapod Micro Series features a machined aluminum positioning ball with up to 36 degrees of movement in any direction with the ability to support digital camera weighing up to 250g (Micro 250) and 800g (Micro 800). For digital camera with weight up to 1kg, the GorillaPod Hybrid would be perfect with The flexible, wrappable legs provide rock-solid stabilization on any surface and integrated aluminum ball head (90 degrees tilt, 360 degrees pan) enable precise positioning

The $19.95 GorillaPod Micro 250 is available in grey, red, and blue. The GorillaPod Micro 800 retails for $29.95 in grey, while the GorillaPod Hybrid is available in grey and red for $39.95.

Dreamy Effect for Baby Portraits

This photoshop tutorial will show you how to create soft and dreamy effects for baby portraits.Below is the portraits before and after I apply the effects.

soft and dreamy effect for baby portrait tutorial

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ACDSee Announces ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14

ACDSee has announced ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee 14 which offer professional quality features found at much more expensive photo editor software such as Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom. The latest ADCSee Pro 5 provides new editing and management features, including: Dodge and Burn, Split Toning, Advanced sharpening tools, and metadata removal tool. While ACDSee 14 offers New map view and geotagging support, A new metadata panel that includes custom metadata views and The ability to upload local files conveniently using Sync to Web folders.


Learn more about: ADCSee Pro 5 | ACDSee 14

Sigma 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens Rumor

It looks like Sigma is ready to launch their first Micro Four Thirds Lens. One of our readers (Thanks Sam!) has sent us a picture of Sigma patent which showing the design of Sigma 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens. The lens would have inner focusing system and a fast AF design .


Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Photo Printer Rumor


It is rumored that Canon would announce the new PIXMA PRO-1 photo printer during the PDN show in October at New York City. Our sources claim that the new PIXMA PRO-1 would be an A3+ printer with 12 small built cartridges and has a better built than the Pixma 9500

Nikon ViewNX 2.2.1 Download

Nikon has released the ViewNX 2.2.1, an all-in-one image browsing and image editing software for both images and movies. With the software users can crop, adjust images size, white balance, exposure, and brightness for RAW, TIFF and JPEG format images captured with Nikon camera.

Nikon ViewNX 2.2.1 Download

The software is now support the latest Nikon camera: Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1, and COOLPIX AW100/AW100s.

>> Download Nikon ViewNX 2.2.1

Nikon Capture NX 2.2.8 Download

nikon-capture-nx-updateNikon has recently updated their Capture NX software from version 2.2.6 to 2.2.8. The latest software now supports RAW images captured with the Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1, and COOLPIX P7100. Other changes includes updating the lenses information which are used with the Auto Distortion correction function under Camera & Lens Corrections and resolve the problem where the gray edges were, in some rare cases, displayed in some portions of the subject when the Auto Lateral Color Aberration function under Camera & Lens Corrections in the Develop section of the Edit List was applied to RAW images

>> Download Capture NX 2 – 2.2.8 update

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Nikon 1 J1 Preview – Sample Images, Features & Specifications

Nikon has introduced the Nikon 1 System series of mirrorless cameras featuring CX-format image sensor with Interchangeable Lens featuring an effective resolution of 10.1 MP. The Nikon 1 JI is more affordable with more compact design, 460k-dot, 3-inch LCD monitor, and a built-in flash.

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Ten Tips for Great Animal Photos

Stephen Oachs has composed 10 tips for taking great animal photos. Very good tips if you’re new to wildlife photography, or just want to improve your shots taken at your local zoo;

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Jaguar by Onrie (Profile)

Tip 1: Miss the eyes and you’ve missed the shot. Getting the eyes in focus is key to capturing a photo of an animal. It’s human nature to look at the eyes. It’s how we determine emotion and how we connect. When I was in Homer, Alaska, I came across a moose on the move. Given it was early morning and the light was low I knew getting a fast shutter speed to freeze his movement would be tough, so I quickly adjusted my camera to lock the focus on his eyes, and took the shot. The majority of the picture was a bit blurry, but because the eyes are in focus, the shot was saved.

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