STROBIST DVDs Released

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Tutorials &Technique by David0 Comments

The venerable David Hobby, single handedly responsible for keeping sales of Nikon SB-800 flashes and Pocket Wizard remotes well above average, has just released his 8-disc Strobist Lighting Seminar set. There’s some whining and complaining going on about David’s choice to focus on content over production value, and some about the $139 price tag, but the 200,000 readers of Hobby’s …

Increase The Inputs

In Influences, News & Stuff, Tutorials &Technique, Workshops and Events by David1 Comment

Running dry? Looking for inspiration? Here’s a simple solution: increase the inputs. Watch something inspiring or educational. Read something you wouldn’t otherwise read. Attend a workshop. Go to Borders or Barnes and Noble and pick up a photography book by someone you’ve never heard of who shoots in a style you’d never shoot. Here’s some suggestions: Western Canadians who haven’t …

Kelby Online Training – New Ziser Class Online

In Tutorials &Technique by David1 Comment

I’ve already told you about what a great value Kelby Online Training is. NAPP members get it for something like $17/month for unlimited access to some really great videos. Scott Kelby announced yesterday that David Ziser’s new class has been posted and this morning I watched the whole thing from beginning to end – not because I have ANY desire …

High Dynamic Range

In Tutorials &Technique by David0 Comments

In terms of light, digital camera sensors are incapable of seeing the kind of range that the human eye can see. So in a scene with heavy highlights and dark shadows, the human eye can process both and retain details in the light and shadows. The camera can’t yet do this. So in these situations we expose for one and …

How I Learned To Love Printing in Lightroom

In Tutorials &Technique by David1 Comment

After yesterday’s driver debacle I decided to finally take the bull by the horns and dig further under the hood and take my printing in Lightroom one step further. I took all this straight from Scott Kelby’s Lightroom book so if this stuff interests you at all, go buy the book. I’m posting this not to substitute for reading SK’s …

Lightroom – Instant Polarizer Effect

In Tutorials &Technique by David1 Comment

This is a quicky I discovered while in Ecuador. I was fiddling with some settings in Lightroom and trying to darken a sky without shuttling the file into Photoshop to drop in a gradient. This is what I discovered. Select the image you want to work on – preferably one needing a darker sky. Hit “D” to take you into …