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March 28, 2014
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How To Deal With Blushing Red Skin Using Lightroom 5


From our friends at The Phoblographer comes a useful tip…

March 24, 2014
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Canon Quick Tips – Learn From Canon’s Technical Advisors

Canon Quick Tips

Screenshot from video

The Canon Digital Learning Center added the latest video to their series named “Canon Quick Tips“.

In our new Quick Tips series, you get to watch and learn right from Canon Digital Learning Center experts!

Each video will feature a Canon Technical Advisor offering a helpful imaging tip, sharing a unique product insight, or explaining a key technology. New videos will be added regularly, so check back to keep expanding your Canon knowledge base.

The topic of the newest video is “High Speed Sync” and how to use it with Canon’s Speedlite Flashes:

See how this Speedlite feature can allow you to shoot at any shutter speed, up to the camera’s maximum, whether in sunlight or indoors.

[via CDLC]

March 21, 2014
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How To Use Folders In Adobe Lightroom 5

Nice 3:30 minutes video about how to see and manage your folders in Adobe Lightroom 5 by kelbymediagroup on Youtube.

This video is all about folders. It’s probably one of the most-asked-about topics I hear from Lightroom users everywhere. The Folders panel in the Library module is where your photos are stored. So, before keywords, collections, stars, ratings, smart collections or anything else like that, you have folders in their simplest form. And understanding how that panel works is important. So here’s a few little tips and tricks around working with folders that can make it a little easier to navigate.

[via PF]

February 27, 2014
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How To Shot A Unique Wedding Film With Canon Gear

The Canon Digital Learning Center published a video with wedding cinematographer Joe Simon about how to shot an unique wedding film with Canon EOS equipment.

Join wedding cinematographer, Joe Simon, as he shares his views and techniques for shooting a stylistic wedding video using Canon’s Cinema EOS and HDSLR cameras. Joe also discusses his experiences using the new Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade available for the EOS C100, and how it has improved his shots by opening up the potential for more dynamic camera movement and focus effects.

In this video you will also learn:
  • One-shot AF improvements with the Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade
  • Continuous AF improvements with the Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade
  • AF Lock and unlock functionalities, and how to take advantage of them
  • Joe’s approach to camera setup for filming the ceremony and first dance
  • Which camera support systems Joe uses for weddings, and why

[via CDLC]

February 26, 2014
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How To Take Care Of Your Photo Equipment In The Cold

Photo Equipment In The Cold

Canon EOS 70D & EF-S 18-135mm IS STM – Shot at 18mm (ISO 200, 1/1000, f/11) during a hiking trip in the Alps (out of the camera, no post-processing)

The Canon Digital Learning Center published an article about how to take care of your photo gear when it is cold.

If you take a camera into a cold environment, the first thing you might notice is that battery life begins to drop. By 32 ˚F (0 ˚C), you might only lose 10% of the battery’s potential, but if it grows colder then it starts to become more noticeable. The first step to combat this is to keep your spare batteries inside your clothing, as close to your body as possible. In moderately cold conditions, this will be more than enough to keep the batteries within a normal operating range. It might be tempting to keep smaller point-and-shoot cameras inside your layers as well, but even in cold temperatures, we sweat when exerting energy like when you’re walking through deep snow or skiing. This sweating will cause condensation on your lens and potentially inside your camera, so it’s best to keep smaller cameras in a backpack or outer pocket.

You may also be interested in this CDLC article about how to set white balance to photograph snow.

[via CDLC]

February 23, 2014
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How To Set White Balance To Photograph Snow (Canon DLC)

How To Set White Balance

Canon EOS 70D & EF-S 18-135mm IS STM – (ISO 200, 1/1000, f/8, shot at 18mm at a hiking trip in the Alps)

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted an article with useful tips on how to set white balance to photograph snow.

An excerpt:

If you’ve ever looked at one of your winter images and thought that things look a little blue, then you’ve discovered one of the challenges of photographing snow: getting the right white balance or color temperature. White balance is a fundamental camera setting that adjusts color rendition to give a neutral appearance, without any obvious overall color tints or shifts. Cameras come with several White Balance presets (Daylight, Tungsten, Flash, etc.), but difficulties can arise when there are mixed light sources all adding their own color cast. In fact, it doesn’t even need to be a direct source either because all reflected light will have a color cast that’s dependent on the color of the object the light just bounced off of. If there are objects in your image (quite likely!) then you’ve got multiple color casts, in some way.

[via CDLC]