With several hundred entries we sure were glad that we had tons of things to give away. Just to explain briefly how the names where chosen. The entries were numbered in reverse order of how they came in, then for each prize we used the random number generator at http://random.org and asked if you return a number between 1 and 302 (number of valid entries). Then we matched the number with the info of the winner and viola!
Camera Dojo Blog
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 â€œPenâ€ 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.
Kerry and David start off with discussing some high school grad night party jobs they have been doing recently and how they went after that market.
Later, the guys discuss the use of a light meter and how it can help you get your exposures fast and accurately in-camera and save you time in post-production.
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.
We have all seen green screens used in special effects for films or by high-end professionals to composite images together. One of the problems with doing green screen work has always been the cost of a good green screen backdrop and affordable lighting kits. As we have seen in the past, PhotoBasics has brought the power of green screen production to the masses with an affordable new green screen kit.
Kerry and David look back over the year of podcasts, talk about some of their favorite moments and guests, and then give away $6,000 in prizes to lucky listeners. Thanks you all you listeners for being with us this past year and a big thanks to all the people and companies that put up some really nice prizes!
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.
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.
Kerry and David discuss issues when traveling such as making sure you are prepared, how to pack tripods and lightstands, watching your equipment, and deciding what to take.
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 AdobeÂ® PhotoshopÂ® 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.
Kerry and David talk with destination wedding photographer Gene Higa about how to discover and then promote your own niche or uniqueness.
The topic should apply to any type of photographer, not just wedding photographers as everyone should try to find what separates them from others and makes themselves unique.
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.
Kerry and David talk to John Mireles from Photographer’s Toolkit fame to discuss using contracts in your photography business. during the talk we cover what elements make up a good contract, how to present a contract to clients, and why you need to have a solid contract.
South Burlington, VT â€” 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.
I am always looking for the next great camera bag, especially something that offers convenience, comfort, and functionality so I was very interested in the new Pampas sling-style backpack from Vanguard.
At first look, the sling style would allow you to rotate the back to your front to have access your gear and then fling it back over your shoulder where it acts like a normal backpack.
This week Kerry and David talk to the Orange County Photography team of Jeff and Dana Sipper of Sipper Photography. The main focus of the conversation is a followup to last week’s brief answer to how to work with groups and families to get groups of people to look their best.