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Phottix Cleon I/II Wireless Camera Triggers 12

Phottix Cleon I/II Wireless Camera Triggers

I am a big fan of using a cable release on a camera to make sure you aren’t introducing any camera shake into the image. Phottix has recently released their Cleon Wireless Remotes and...

Podcast #60 – Conversation with Aaron Dieppa – Being transparent and using video 2

Podcast #60 – Conversation with Aaron Dieppa – Being transparent and using video

At the beginning of this year Aaron Dieppa started a daily video project he called The Big Picture, and even had Kerry as a guest a few months ago. In this podcast Kerry and David talk to Aaron about his motivation and inspiration to take on a big project like that, lessons learned along the way, and the importance of being transparent and honest with your clients.

Podcast #59 – Conversation with Michael Clark – Adventure Sports Photographer 2

Podcast #59 – Conversation with Michael Clark – Adventure Sports Photographer

In this show we talk to Michael Clark, an adventure sports photographer. Michael talks about what it takes to do adventure sports and shares some of the ‘secret sauce’ that went into some of the shots. If you want to follow along when we talk about some of his specific images go to http://michaelclarkphoto.com.

DSLR Remote Pro – Revisiting an old friend 1

DSLR Remote Pro – Revisiting an old friend

If you have been a fan of Camera Dojo for a while you will have seen mentions of Breeze Systems’ DSLR Remote Pro. DSLR Remote Pro at its basics is a tool for doing tethered shooting, so what right? The Canon EOS Utility can do that, so why would we want to spend close to $100 for software that comes free with your camera? Let’s take a fresh look at what all DSLR Remote Pro can do for you.

Podcast #58 – Conversation with Mike Larson – Building Customer Relationships 15

Podcast #58 – Conversation with Mike Larson – Building Customer Relationships

Kerry and David talk to Mike about building client relationships and how important this is to building your business. Mike knows a thing or two about this since he is getting 100% of his work from referrals these days.

Video: What’s in Kerry’s Bag 12

Video: What’s in Kerry’s Bag

I get asked all the day what gear I have in my camera bag so today I put together a video of going through my camera bag and seeing everything that is in it....

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...

Video: Walking through a typical product shoot 19

Video: Walking through a typical product shoot

In this video Kerry walks through the process of doing a typical product shoot. This tutorial uses the Westcott Spiderlite TD-5 constant lights. Constant lights are great for product shots because you can easily get your lighting setup and see exactly in the viewfinder what you will get when you press the shutter.

Podcast #57 – Conversation with Thomas Hawk – The Man of a Million Images 21

Podcast #57 – Conversation with Thomas Hawk – The Man of a Million Images

Kerry and David talk to Thomas Hawk who has a goal of having a million images published before he dies. To put this into perspective, that is 300-400 images posted online every week! You think putting up 1 image a day is a cool project, try 30-40! Thomas talks about his gear, his workflow, and his motivation. Hopefully this will inspire you to take on your own photography project regardless of the scale.

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...

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Video: Using Live View Mode for Macro Shots

One of my favorite shots at a wedding is the ring shot or close-up shots of specific details. For these shots I love to use a Lensbaby Composer. With many DSLR’s it can be pretty tricky because of the warping action of the Lensbaby lens along with the small viewfinder and when using the super wide angle lens it just compounds the issue on macro shots. In the past, the best I could do was to get the focus as close as possible and then take a series of shots making slight changes to the focus each time.

Podcast #56: Conversation with Dane Sanders – Tools to help manage tasks and productivity 17

Podcast #56: Conversation with Dane Sanders – Tools to help manage tasks and productivity

Kerry and David spent some time with Dane Sanders, author of Fast Track Photographer, to talk about ways in managing your tasks and to-do lists better so that you can effectively manage your time better.

Video: Hows does aperture affect your shot 4

Video: Hows does aperture affect your shot

Adam Mason asked us how aperture can affect your shot. To answer the question Kerry explains what aperture is and then demonstrates how it can be used to alter the look of the image you are trying to create. By learning how to use your aperture to control light and depth of field you can dramatically change the look of your photographs.

Video: How to use a Light Meter 18

Video: How to use a Light Meter

With the recent articles we have done on portrait lighting and the use of light meters we have had a bunch of requests to do an actual demonstration of how to use a meter in an actual real-world environment.

In this video Kerry demonstrates using a simple light meter in a product shoot.

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...

Podcast #55 – Kerry and David Geek out about their new camera gear 10

Podcast #55 – Kerry and David Geek out about their new camera gear

Over the past few weeks Kerry has upgraded from a 30D to a 50D and David upgraded from a 40D to a 5D Mk II. In this episode the guys discuss the new cameras and some of the features that they are really digging about the new gear.

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...

Canon EOS 50D Review 28

Canon EOS 50D Review

While the Canon EOS 5D Mark II has been getting all the hype since it’s release. However, the 50D which came out about the same time has been getting virtually zero publicity because of it’s bigger brothers full-frame sensor and video capabilities. So let’s take a good look at the EOS 50D and see if it is really worth an upgrade or if its just a minor refresh of the previous 40D.