Camera Dojo Blog
If you were lucky enough to make millions during the dot-com boom and didn’t loose it all in the recent financial turmoil, then you may be able to afford the new camera systems just announced by Red Digital Cinema. There is nothing in the known universe that comes close to the specs on these digital powerhouses. With sensors that will be available ranging from 3 megapixels to a staggering 261 megapixels.
Fans of The Digital Photography Show podcast with Scott Sherman and Michael Stein will soon be able to listen to them once again. Scott and Michael are launching their new show, Digital Photography Life over at PersonalLifeMedia.com, the same podcasting network we use here at Camera Dojo.
Another new feature in Photoshop CS4 is the Live Preview when using the Cloning and Stamping tool. What this does for you is show you exactly what the effect of the tool is going to be while you are using it. Where you will probably find this to be the most useful is lining things up with the clone tool or making sure color tones and brightness levels match well.
Kerry and David discuss the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and give their impressions of Lightroom 2.1.
Kerry talks about OnOne Software’s Photoframe 4.0 and FocalPoint 1.0.
If you have been playing around with Photoshop CS4 you may have noticed that a few features such as Extract and Web Gallery aren’t where they used to be. So where did they go? Photoshop CS4 has replaced some features and moved others to the Bridge Output module.
Today we are going to take a look at a new feature in Photoshop CS4, the Fluid Zoom and View Rotation tools. The Fluid Zoom allows for smooth zooming in and out of an image with much finer control than every before. The View Rotation tool allows you to rotate the view of the image around to make working on an image easier.
One of the coolest new tools in Adobe Photoshop CS4 is the Content Aware Scaling. With this new tool you can scale images and yet protect certain areas from being distorted, this is very useful for a variety of different applications. This short video clip will show you just how powerful, and how easy it is to use this new feature.
Adobe has released Lightroom 2.1 and Camera Raw 5.1 along with the DNG Converter 5.1. Lightroom 2.1 has been in a release candidate state for several weeks and has some improvements and fixes over the initial 2.0 release. Both Lightroom 2.1 and Camera Raw 5.1 include camera support for the following new models:
It’s been only two weeks since we moved the podcast over to the Personal Life Media network but I wanted to take a moment and give a shout out to Susan and Tim over there. They have managed to totally clean up the fubar’d iTunes feed, get the show featured as a new release for over a week, and have helped bring the download numbers to three times what they were before we joined up with them.
Kerry and David respond to letters from readers and answer the following questions:
* What is your favorite lens for portraits?
* How do you deal with inclement weather?
* What do you wear when shooting a wedding?
* How much equipment do you carry on you when shooting a wedding
It seems like we just got into our groove with Photoshop CS3 and now CS4 is out and everyone is wondering if its really a signifigant upgrade or not. I just spent the day with the folks from Adobe to get a deep dive into the entire CS4 family and let me just say, one day was not nearly enough time to learn about everything. There are very cool changes in virtually every product in the entire suite. Today we are going to go deep into Photoshop CS4 and find out what some of the new features are and try to explain in layman’s terms what each of the new features can do for you.
The 5th major iteration of the Camera Raw plug-in is now shipping as part of Photoshop CS4. Camera Raw 5 has a number of new features:
* Local adjustment brush
* Graduated Filter
* “Post Crop” Vignetting
* Opacity for the cloning/healing tool
* Improved Auto Adjustment
* Support for the new Camera Profiles that are still in beta form
One of the shows that encouraged me to do a podcast was The Digital Photography Show by Scott Sherman and Michael Stein. Their show covered weekly news and information and quite often had some top notch guest interviews. If you were a fan of the show, or are looking for another great podcast, have no fear, they will soon be back with their own show, just not in associated with The Podcast Network.
Are you prepared for the inevitable day when something goes horribly wrong during an important shoot? Kerry and David discuss some situations when things went very wrong and how being prepared can save the day. The guys also talk about being prepared at a wedding by discussing with the church coordinator about any rules that they may have.
This week Canon released new firmware for their EOS line of cameras from the 30D up to the 1Ds Mark III. Think Tank Photo announced the new Urban Disquise 35 and the Shapeshifter Backpack. My co-host this week is David Esquire from Esquire Photography and we talk some more about how we work together to do bridal shows and why “competing” photographers can developed a great synergy by working together.