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Taking a look at Photoshop Express 2

Taking a look at Photoshop Express

Today we are going to take a look at the new Adobe Photoshop Express. Express is a free web-based photo editor from Adobe that allows you to upload images and do basic photo correction. While it doesn’t have the full features of Photoshop or even Photoshop Elements, it may well be the perfect tool for many home users who want to make basic corrections, share images in a gallery, and email family and friends their images.

Creating Vignettes with Lightroom 2

Creating Vignettes with Lightroom

HonlPhoto Rosco Gel Kit Released 2

HonlPhoto Rosco Gel Kit Released

If you are into using gels or have wanted to experiment with it, one of the problems is finding good quality and affordable gel sets. While you can always try to get a free sample kit, the gels are small and have a hold in them. What would be almost perfect would be some pre-cut sheets with velcro straps attached.

Digital Workflow with Adobe Lightroom 11

Digital Workflow with Adobe Lightroom

Lumiquest FX Review 2

Lumiquest FX Review

I am a big fan of doing interesting lighting techniques and have been playing around with using gels to create colored background effects. While using small gels can work pretty good, I have been looking for something that works better, isn’t as fragile, and basically was designed for the purpose. What I found was the Lumiquest FX kit. The FX is a complete colored filter system designed specifically to create colored lighting effects.

In The Field Backups 2

In The Field Backups

For the most part I come home from a shoot and dump the images from the CF cards onto the computer and then do my backups. Once in a while I am gone for a weekend without the benefit of a laptop and I want to make sure I have my CF cards backed up every night. For this reason I picked up a Wolverine Flashpac several years ago and have been using it ever since. Since you should always make backups as soon as possible, I can’t recommend some type of device like this enough.

Kerry has guest spot on the Pro Photography Show 0

Kerry has guest spot on the Pro Photography Show

Your’s truely was just a guest on the digital photography show podcast. Please stop by http://www.prophotoshow.net/ and download the podcast while myself, Gavin Siem, Michael Anderson, and Dennis Zerwas discuss the news, new products, Lightroom 2.0, and discuss issues like marketing, insurance, new cameras, and a bunch of other randomness. If you don’t listen to the podcast, you really should.

Lightroom 2.0 Beta Now Available 0

Lightroom 2.0 Beta Now Available

Adobe has unleashed a beta version of Lightroom 2.0. If you are doing any amount of photo work then you should be using Lightroom. This new version adds some long await tools such as a painting tool that allows you to paint exposure, brightness, clarity, tint, and saturation. A highly anticipated post-crop vignette tool is also a very welcome touch.

The Three Properties of Light 3

The Three Properties of Light

Today is one of those days that I wanted to take a step back to some basics again. This time I want to talk about the three primary properties of light, and since what we are doing as photographers is recording light, it is important to know how these properties play into getting a good image. While I had studied this before, attending a recent seminar from Ed Pierce made me realize that many reader may never have seen these concepts before.

Adobe Un-Releases Lightroom 1.4 0

Adobe Un-Releases Lightroom 1.4

The Lightroom 1.4 update for Mac and Windows has been temporarily removed from the Adobe.com web site. Those Lightroom users who have installed Lightroom 1.4 should uninstall the update and install Lightroom 1.3.1.(Mac, Win) until a further update can be provided.

Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 Updates 0

Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 Updates

The Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 updates have been posted to the following locations: Lightroom(Mac, Win), Camera Raw(Mac, Win). The updates include support for the following new camera models:

Lensbaby 3G Review 4

Lensbaby 3G Review

For a lot of people, getting into photography is all about creativity and imagination while trying to find unique ways to express yourself. However, take a look through Flickr and most pictures are boring and bland. One of digital’s greatest strengths is that it’s simple, fast, easy, automatic, and doesn’t require much thought or effort to take a picture with a modern DSLR.

Think Tank Photo Introduces new Airport Rollers 0

Think Tank Photo Introduces new Airport Rollers

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo today released three new or completely upgraded rolling bags that provide more protection and security for transporting heavy and expensive photography gear. All three rollers feature advanced security features, such as front and back cable locks, a TSA lock, and the Security Plate “Lost and Found” service.

PhotoVision Digital Calibration Target 4

PhotoVision Digital Calibration Target

As you develop a good digital workflow and learn the power of tools like Adobe’s Lightroom, one of the tendencies is to take less time to perfect your exposure and white balance in the camera because it is so easy to correct these things during post production. However, when you think about it, if you spend 15 seconds per image and you do a wedding with 2,000 images, that’s 8 hours of fixing white balance and exposure.

How to shoot with a partner 0

How to shoot with a partner

I have had the opportunity to shoot with a number of other people as both the “second” photographer as well as being the primary photographer. Today I want to talk about my feelings about shooting with other people as my own experience has covered the gamut from extremely enjoyable to absolutely horrible. So while this is not a technical article by any means, it is my own opinion as to how shooting with someone else can be both a rewarding, educational, and enjoyable experience.