Camera Dojo Blog
Almost a month before any of us expected it, Adobe has released the much anticipated Photoshop Lightroom 2.0. For those of us who have been using the public beta, there are a number of very cool new features in the final release. If you haven’t been using the public beta, then oh man, are you in for a treat if you decide to upgrade.
The Moment it Clicks by Joe McNalley
Using the Black Rapid R-Strap
Tips of The Week
David – Go with your gut
Kerry – Keep your calendar updated with Google Apps
Maurice – Don’t ever give out unedited photos
If you are in the southern California area I would like to invite you to a special charity event for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Walk. This skating event and after party are being put on by the V8 Vixens (my daughter is the third from the right) who you can learn more about at http://myspace.com/thev8vixens.
If there is one piece of equipment that is the most taken for granted and is often the last big investments a new photographer makes, it’s a good tripod and head. When looking at your wish list, you usually see lenses, bodies, flashes, or a myriad of other things on the list well before you see a tripod, let alone a set of legs and a separate head for it.
This week Kerry and David discuss the new Nikon D700, the new Nikon Tilt-Shift Lenses, and the new Nikon SB-900 Flash.
Nikon Website: http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/index.htm
Are you too “Pro” to use a tripod? Think again as we discuss different tripods types and why you need to have a good tripod.
As excited as we are that major lighting companies are bringing out lines of affordable lighting systems, we are really impressed that some of these systems go beyond just being a light and are complete educational packages. Wescott’s line products that fall under the Photo Basics brand are a perfect example of this new product positioning.
For photographers that shoot in RAW one of the biggest problems is not being able to see thumbnails of the images in Windows Explorer or do quick checks of RAW images without having to open them in Lightroom or Photoshop. I have been using dpMagic for over three years now and had thought that the project had completely stalled out.
The results are in and there is a winner! Actually there are four winners that will each receive a copy of America At Home. This unique photo album features both professional and amateur photographers from around America and you can order it with a customized cover of your own image.
All of us here at The Dojo are HUGE fans of products from Think Tank Photo. David and I both wear Modulus Speed Belts with different accessories. My old eBay-special backpack was really beginning to fall apart and has become quite heavy with gear. When you use a backpack and get to a point that you don’t trust the straps to stay on, it’s well past time for a new bag.
This week we talk about some current news and announcements that have hit the wires and discuss some of the new articles that have been on CameraDojo.com.
We have talked white balance in the past and have reviewed different products that help you get a good white balance setting. A new product has hit the streets that does the same thing, and since the Dojo is all about helping you to improve your images and doing so at a decent price, we needed to take a look at the new Colorright disc. So let’s take a quick look at why we need white balance and if the Colorright disc is worth the cost.
In this week’s podcast David and I finish the conversation from last week about wedding photography. This week we go into more of the business side of things such as contracts and talk a little about post production.
For almost everything in photography there is usually a simple way to figure out what it is you are trying to accomplish, whether it is figuring out how to light something, what shutter speed to use to stop motion or to create a sense of movement. The hardest thing to do is to figure out how much depth of field will be in your images.