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[News] 7 Things You Should Do Immediately With Your First DSLR

[News] 7 Things You Should Do Immediately With Your First DSLR For all of you who were fortunate enough to be gifted a shiny new DSLR this holiday season, Stan Horaczek over at PopPhoto.com wrote a short article titled, “7 Things You Should Do Immediately With Your First DSLR”. For our more experienced readers the advice may seem to be a no brainer but if it’s your first ever DSLR, there are some words to live by here. “Maybe you just pulled the wrapping paper from a shiny new DSLR. Or perhaps you used that holiday bonus money to get an interchangeable-lens compact. Or hey, maybe it’s summer and you just found this article through Google....

Receiving a New Digital Camera for Christmas

Receiving a New Digital Camera for Christmas It’s approaching Christmas (faster than I would like!) and it’s a sure bet that lots of “point and shoot” digital cameras will be in many peoples stockings. Hopefully, the gift givers will have charged the batteries (or provided them for those cameras that come without) and perhaps made sure that there is a media card of the right type for the camera, or else there will be some very unhappy would-be photographers on Christmas Day. “I Got A New Camera…” captured by Brian Nelson (Click Image to See More From Brian Nelson) If you get past those hurdles then there is...

How to Photography Tattoos: Macro Tattoo Photography

How to Photography Tattoos: Macro Tattoo Photography Tattoos have moved from a taboo rebellious statement of yesteryear into a mainstream phenomenon in modern society. With this transition from taboo to mainstream there has been a massive change in the way tattoos are perceived, one such change has come in the way tattoos are shown. Everybody wants to show off a new tattoo, and many shops like to keep records of previous tattoos to show off past work to potential clients. One of the best ways to do this is through tattoo photography. Tattoo photography is separated into two broad categories: Macro Tattoo Photography and Model Tattoo...

How to Change Mood in a Photograph

How to Change Mood in a Photograph The mood in a photo can define the entire photograph. A dark and somber, or even pensive photograph’s mood is typically set by a low key, but if you take the same photograph and shoot it in high key, it can completely change the photograph making it seem light hearted and fun. While it’s important to get the mood right when you shoot by setting the lighting, using filters, or whatever else you need to accomplish the mood you want, sometimes it is not possible, especially in outdoor and location photography. So here is a good method you can do in Photoshop to change the mood of a...

HDR Time-lapse Photography

HDR Time-lapse Photography Beautiful time-lapse photography is difficult enough to achieve, but attempting it in HDR (high dynamic range) photography adds another layer of complexity as was done here successfully in France (Normandy & Britany). This means the photographer has to take bracketed photos at different exposure levels for each individual frame, and then post-process those bracketed sets into HDR in a way that the lighting stays consistent so something called “flickering” does not occur due to rapid changes in lighting between the video frames. This new video has created a lot of discussion between...

Hidden Gems in Photoshop CS5: Customer Requests (aka – JDI’s)

Every version of Photoshop needs to turn heads with exciting, breakthrough technology. Aiming high, however, doesn’t mean forgetting the “small stuff.” The release of Photoshop CS5 incorporated a record number of innovative technologies that came direct from the brilliant minds of the Photoshop engineers and scientists in the Advanced Technology Labs at Adobe. Tackling this type of feature integration is no small feat and often prioritization is required. Bryan O’Neil Hughes, senior product manager for Photoshop, says they particularly targeted features that make you say, “Man, if...

Travel Photography in the Real World

Travel Photography in the Real World Many articles discuss the best practices for travel photography, and many of them, while providing worthwhile advice, tend not to take into account the fact that conditions are not always perfect for making photographs. The sky is not always blue, the crowds of tourists do not always clear a path for you to make your image, the light is not always perfect and you may not always have the latest gear. There are however some practices that you can put into place to help you create strong images when time is short and you can’t always wait for conditions to improve. “summer feel”...

Adobe Carousel Holiday Giveaway!

Adobe Carousel Holiday Giveaway! It’s the holiday season and that means you may find yourself attending an “ugly sweater” party, a special gathering with relatives for the annual family dinner or reuniting with friends who are back in town for the week. Regardless, there are moments that will be captured with your iPhone or camera that you’ll want to share with the folks you’re spending time with. If you download the Adobe Carousel app on all your devices – iPhone, iPad, iTouch and Mac laptop – you can take advantage of its best benefit –access to all your photos from wherever you are via the device you...

[News] Wedding Photog Sued Over Music: A Cautionary Tale

[News] Wedding Photog Sued Over Music: A Cautionary Tale When Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo’s wedding video went viral on YouTube, wedding photographer Joe Simon found himself getting sued for having used Coldplay’s “Fix You” as the background music. To avoid a costly lawsuit Joe was forced to take down the video and to pay a settlement along with an agreement to not talk about the incident. Just something for you all to consider when using music for your next wedding videos or while entering contests. Don’t get caught with your pants down. As wedding videos increase in style, quality and attention, more and more music...

Gala Event at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Gala Event at the Annenberg Space for Photography We just returned from the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles where we spent time with the artists that Russell Brown – senior creative director at Adobe, personally helped select for the Digital Darkroom exhibit. Russell chose these particular artists from the US, UK and France because their images told a story and their work made him “want to BE them.” It was a rare occasion to have nearly all of the 17 participating artists there to meet and greet art lovers at the VIP gala reception. Delicious hors doeuvres and bubbly champagne flowed along with the infectious enthusiasm...

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