Photography

Follow Focus with Viewfinder for Canon 60D

A follow focus gives you more precise focus control and easy repeatability when using a DSLR to shoot video. iDC Photo Video makes follow focuses for various DSLRs including the Canon 60D, Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D7000, along with viewfinders, accessory brackets, other various accessories and complete follow-focus kits for select cameras.

Learning to See: A Conversation with Jack Dykinga

His early work as a photojournalist brought Jack Dykinga a Pulitzer Prize. That was just the beginning. He subsequently became one of the finest and most celebrated landscape photographers of our time.

In this interview, Jack discusses how he takes photographs, digital processing, the challenges of making a living at photography, conservation, and much more.

Why ED, LD, ELD, SLD and ASPH Glass Make a Difference in Your Photographs

When shopping for a new lens, sooner or later you’re going to run into the terms “ED” (extra-low dispersion), “LD” (low dispersion), “SLD” (special low dispersion), “ELD” (extraordinary low dispersion), and “ULD” (ultra-low dispersion), and each of these variants represents a standard above the norm when it comes to image quality.

Photo Ethics In The Field: Dealing with Tricky Situations in Travel and Wildlife Photography

We've all heard the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words." And if we didn't believe in the power of images to communicate, we wouldn't spend so much time capturing and sharing them. But photographs don't happen in a vacuum. There's the photographer, who interacts with the subject and their surroundings. That's where the trouble with photography comes in—managing the effects we as photographers have on our subjects and their environment, whether they are ancient historical sites, natural wonders, people or wildlife.

The topic is huge and filled with controversy, but I'd like to share with you some common ethical problem situations that arise in travel and wildlife photography, and provide some perspective on how you may want to address them on your own adventures.

Color Management with the X-Rite Color Checker Passport

Color management in digital photography is the supervision of color from input to output. A camera captures color, a monitor displays this color accurately and a printer outputs what's on the screen. Seem simple? Guess again.

Adding Eyelashes to Models Brought to You by Kelby Training and B&H Photo

Think about all the time that models (and women prepping for a big event such as their wedding) put into making their eyelashes look perfect. Indeed, eyelashes are important in a photograph as well. They're so important that the experts over at Kelby Training have come up with their own Photoshop brushes for eyelashes. In the video below, you'll learn how to make the best of those brushes.

Take a look at the video after hitting the read and discuss button and for more in-depth training please visit Kelbytraining.com. They also have full one day seminars at Kelbytraininglive.com.

ND-Grad Filters in the Digital Age

When I started out in photography shooting slide film, I was trained to carry two "mandatory" filters: a polarizer and a set of graduated neutral density filters (ND-grads). Polarizing filters not only increase contrast in skies, but they are indispensible in removing glare and reflections from water and foliage. ND-grad filters offer a way of compressing tones in scenes with a large dynamic range.




Understanding Guide Numbers

Flash exposures are interesting in that, with the exception of the lightning-like blasts of light produced by larger studio systems and the tinier “poofs” of light emitted from pop-up flashes, to the human eye all flash exposures are perceived as being equal in value even though they might differ by several stops.

The New Sony α (alpha) SLT-A77 and SLT-A65

With the introduction of the Sony α SLT-A77 and SLT-A65, the folks at Sony are apparently running with their fixed, translucent-mirror formula as a vehicle that sets them apart from the competition, and based on the specs of their latest offerings, they’re taking the challenge quite seriously—especially when it comes to the alpha A77, a second-generation Translucent Mirror Technology DSLR.

The New Sony alpha SLT-A77

With the introduction of the SLT-A77 and SLT-A65, Sony is making it perfectly clear they are proceeding full speed ahead with the fixed, translucent mirror technology cameras introduced last year. The top gun of the two new DSLRs is the Sony alpha SLT-A77, which in addition to a hefty, weather resistant, magnesium-alloy body, features an all-new 24.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor, making it the highest-resolution DSLR among APS-C format DSLRs.



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