Category: News

PocketWizard Releases Latest Firmware for ControlTLâ„¢ 3

PocketWizard Releases Latest Firmware for ControlTLâ„¢

v4.300 addresses some 5D Mark II issues Elmsford, NY – July 10, 2009 – PocketWizard has released the latest ControlTL firmware update; version 4.300.  This update addresses several performance issues, especially with the Canon...

Creative Light Debuts Line Of Light Shaping Accessories 1

Creative Light Debuts Line Of Light Shaping Accessories

Elmsford, NY – July 7, 2009 – A new brand has arrived on the photographic scene, and it seems  its designers have hit a home run for today’s pros looking for outstanding light shaping...

DxO Optics Pro Announces Expanded Hardware Support 0

DxO Optics Pro Announces Expanded Hardware Support

Canon 500D, Nikon D5000, Sony A200, Sony A300, Pentax K-m, Pentax K200, and Fuji S100Fs now supported by DxO Optics Pro DxO Labs has just announced availability of the new version 5.3.4, supporting 7...

Adobe Updates Lightroom and Camera Raw 4

Adobe Updates Lightroom and Camera Raw

Adobe has just pushed updates to Camera Raw and Lightroom. The main changes are support for new cameras. Camera Raw 5.4 update June 24, 2009 This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces...

Olympus Announces EP-1 Micro 4/3 Camera 8

Olympus Announces EP-1 Micro 4/3 Camera

While leaks have been making their way around the web for the past few weeks, Olympus has finally announced their new Micro Four Thirds camera, the E-P1 “Pen” camera. The E-P1 is basically somewhere in between a Point and Shoot and DSLR, or more like a Compact with interchangeable lenses. Combining the still image quality of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) with the A/V quality of both a High Definition camcorder and high-end audio recorder, the E-P1 is a virtual full-service imaging studio in one ultra-portable and stylishly retro body.

Camera Dojo Portrait Workshop June 28th 0

Camera Dojo Portrait Workshop June 28th

If you are in southern California and would like to learn more about portrait lighting, then you should attend our Mini-Workshop on June 28th. This workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait lighting and then give you hands-on experience with constant lights and several models to help fine-tune your skills.

Canon Firmware Update for 5D Mk II Adds Manual Video Control 1

Canon Firmware Update for 5D Mk II Adds Manual Video Control

While the Canon EOS 5D Mark II was a revolution in the fact that it supported full motion, full definition HD video recording, one of the major drawbacks with the video mode was the lack of control over the camera’s settings. Not that the lack of manual control made the video unusable, but for such a high-end camera, photographers wanted more control over the different settings.

SpyderCUBE White Balance Tool – A Must Have Gadget 7

SpyderCUBE White Balance Tool – A Must Have Gadget

Once in a while a product comes along that is so clever, so right, it is just a “must have” product. While at PMA, I stumbled on such a product. The SpyderCUBE by Datacolor is one of those products. Nothing it does is really new, but it does everything right, in a small package, with more features than most any competitive product on the market.

onOne Software Announces Free Version of PhotoTools 2 4

onOne Software Announces Free Version of PhotoTools 2

onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced a free, Lite version of PhotoTools 2 Standard Edtion. PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition is a flexible yet powerful plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2, CS3 and CS4 that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface.

Camera Raw 5.4 RC Release – New Camera Support 0

Camera Raw 5.4 RC Release – New Camera Support

Adobe has released a Release Candidate version of the upcomign Camera Raw 5.4. The main feature of the new version is support for a number of new cameras including:

High Wattage Bulbs for Spiderlite TD-5’s 6

High Wattage Bulbs for Spiderlite TD-5’s

I am a huge fan of my Westcott Spiderlite TD-5 studio lights with their nice soft output, low energy use, and cool operation. While they have always been great for product photography I never really liked using them for portraits because they just didn’t put out enough light. Westcott has released some new high wattage bulbs for the TD-5’s to address the needs of these types of situations.

ControlTL Firmware v4.250 Optimizes HSS/FP Sync 0

ControlTL Firmware v4.250 Optimizes HSS/FP Sync

South Burlington, VT — Through-the-shoe communications allow PocketWizard radios, with version 4.250 ControlTL firmware, to significantly boost the performance of the High Speed Sync (HSS) feature of Canon Speedlite flashes. This means more light (which equals greater working distance), faster recycling times and more flashes per battery set when shooting in Canon’s HSS/FP Flash mode.

Canon releases firmware update for EOS 50D 2

Canon releases firmware update for EOS 50D

Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

1. Supports the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009.
2. Changes the error indications that are displayed on the camera.
3. Addresses the vertical banding noise phenomenon.

Continue reading for more info.

Camera Dojo Announces new Monochrome Tools Lightroom Presets 7

Camera Dojo Announces new Monochrome Tools Lightroom Presets

We are very excited to announce the release of our new preset pack for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom called Dojo Monochrome Tools. This new set is designed to cover most of your B&W and Monochrome needs. With 27 different presets to choose from, you are sure to find one that you really like. Several of them are based on the Black and White filters available on Photoshop CS4.

Running late with this week’s podcast 4

Running late with this week’s podcast

Just a quick note to everyone letting you know we are running late getting this week’s podcast up. We had a few scheduling issues with potential guests and then I had to go out of town for a few days. We will have a new podcast up in a few days announcing the winners of recent contests. Stay tuned!

Canon Announces EOS Rebel T1i w/HD Video 3

Canon Announces EOS Rebel T1i w/HD Video

Canon’s new EOS Rebel T1i is packed with features, both refined and new. In addition to its admirable performance with an all-new 15.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coating, and compatibility with the EOS System of lenses and Speedlites, the EOS Rebel T1i adds remarkable Full HD video capture at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.

Kerry guests on Aaron Dieppa’s The Big Picture Part III 0

Kerry guests on Aaron Dieppa’s The Big Picture Part III

On this third (and final) part of my intervew on Aaron Dieppa’s The Big Picture, we discuss the different Dojo Lightroom presets that I developed for photographers and were I see Camera Dojo going over the next year. We also discuss issues that people have with lighting and making lighting look more natural.

Kerry guests on Aaron Dieppa’s The Big Picture Part II 2

Kerry guests on Aaron Dieppa’s The Big Picture Part II

In this episode, Kerry and Aaron discuss the current trend of “transparency” and putting yourself “out there” and how this is changing how we communicate with our clients and our peers. This is a very interesting discussion. For more of Aaron’s The Big Picture video blog, go visit http://aarondieppa.com.