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.
There are two types of business people in the world that I can say I have complete and total hatred of. These are patent trolls and copyright trolls. While copyright trolls aren’t as well known at the former, they are just as bad. One particular one I am going to point out today is Parent Media Group and their copyright trolling in the guise of a child photo contest.
The Urban Disguiseâ„¢35 is the perfect size for photographers on the go: it holds up to a 13.3″ laptop with a standard-size DSLR or up to a 10″ laptop with a Pro-size DSLR with lens attached. It features a large opening for easy access to equipment, it can be attached to a roller, and it can be used as a backpack with the Shoulder Harness (sold separately).
Continuing the revolution in the field of flash memory card speed and capacity, Pretec has released 64GB and 100GB, 233X CF cards with access speed of up to 35MB/s, overtaking the Pretec 48GB CF card, the previous worldâ€™s record holder for highest capacity CF card; and super high speed 333X 32GB and 50GB CF cards capable of running up to 50 MB per second of Read/Write speed, the highest speed CF card in the world.
I am all alone this week to do the podcast but there is lots of news and new articles out to talk about. From software updates to new cameras from Canon. Be sure and check it out. Also be sure and come to the forums to discuss the show, the news, and anything else photography related or not.
On September 23, 2008, Lensbaby, LLC (formerly known as Lensbabies, LLC) is launching an entire new system of selective focus lenses at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany (Hall 5.2 C021).
Have you been wondering how to export your images from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? In this tutorial we go through the Web module and look at several different types of web galleries that can be created. You will see how to create a basic HTML or Flash gallery as well as exporting an Airtight Simpleviewer, AutoViewer, or Postcard Viewer slideshow.
A release candidate of Lightroom 2.1 is now available on Adobe Labs. The â€˜release candidateâ€™ label indicates that this release is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing to validate the corrections and changes included in this update. The Lightroom team would like the community to help verify the quality of Lightroom 2.1 through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.
People that know me know that I am an avid listener of photography podcasts, I feel that you can never stop learning and improving your craft. One of my favorites is The Digital Photography Show since one of their big things is interviews with big names like Scott Kelby, David Jay, and many many others.
Advanced amateur photographers are a discerning group, and they’ve flocked to Canon’s G-Series for its ability to meet and exceed their demands. The third-generation PowerShot G10 is a stunning successor, loaded with uncompromising specs like 14.7 megapixels, a 28mm wide-angle lens, and Canon’s new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for notably improved face and motion detection.
Canon’s update to the wildly popular full frame EOS 5D is here, and it’s better than ever. The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a vast ISO Range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600), plus EOS technologies like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral Illumination Correction.