How to transform a inexpensive DIY keychain game kit in a Canon timelapse remote

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Cool hack by Ilya Titov: a keychain sized gadget that allows you to set a timelapse triggering scheme for your Canon DSLR.

All you need is a small game kit called Attiny Arcade, a small IR LED which will be used to send commands to the camera, and the necessay code to operate the remote. The software is open source and can be downloaded here.

The project doesn’t seem difficult to realise.

[via DIY Photography]

 

Creative In-Camera Techniques with Lindsay Adler (2 hours online class video)

Get your creative juices flowing in this 2 hours long, fun-filled class meant to educate and inspire. Fashion photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler breaks down her creative process and explains how she is able to come up with unique and eye-catching photographs time and time again!

You’ll learn how to get creative in-camera without relying on special tools in Photoshop.

Lindsay shows you how to:

  • Shoot double exposures in camera
  • How to use mirrors or prisms for abstract effects
  • Unique lighting techniques
  • Creative bokeh effects
[via B and H]

How to use Canon hdAlbum Online Designer Application (extended tutorial videos)

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With Canon’s hdAlbum Download Designer Application you can easily create your own photo book. CanonUSA posted two tutorial videos that tell you anything you need to know to start with hdAlbum.

The hdAlbum Online Designer Application allows you to create custom photo books to share your memories with family and friends. Learn the basics of how to use our online software to create photo books, either on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. This application is well suited for on the go users who want to make a photo book in their spare time, or using different devices.

Canon’s hdAlbum is a great way for photographers, both hobbyists and professionals, to share their pictures. Even a busy soccer mom can look like a pro when they use hdAlbum to showcase snapshots of their family. This product can also be used by professional photographers and prosumers to meet their own photography portfolio needs as well as the custom photo book needs of their clients. Anyone who can appreciate the rich detail, vibrant color, and superb quality offered by hdAlbum photo books will benefit from this useful how to video.

hdAlbum photo books are printed using Canon’s DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer, utilizing Canon’s proprietary printing technology. The albums are printed on Canon premium photo paper and manufactured according to Canon’s strict quality standards, so you know you’re getting a high-quality product, every time. These books are meant to last, so you can share your memories for years to come.

Below: hdAlbum basics

Below: hdAlbum advanced functions

Canon publishes free EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook

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Canon Digital Learning Center published the Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook, and made it available for free. You can download the Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook it here. The guidebook comes as PDF file or mobile version.

AF Microadjustment has been a feature in mid-range and high-end Canon EOS D-SLRs for some time now. But there have been questions, and more than a little confusion, about the best process to test and perform these adjustments.

Canon Inc. engineers have provided a guidebook that shows the steps a typical camera owner can perform to indeed test his or her lenses, and determine whether adjustment is needed.  And, it describes how to carry out the adjustment procedure.  This guidebook applies to any Canon EOS digital SLR with built-in AF Microadjustment, and applies to all Canon EF and EF-S lenses.  We hope it clarifies some points for our customers, and shows that the Microadjustment procedure doesn’t need to be a long, technical process.

The guide applies to all Canon DSLRs featuring AF microadjustment.

How To Quick Start to Lighting with Canon Speedlites (video)

How To Quick Start To Lighting With Canon Speedlites (video)

Neat 15 minutes video-tutorial by B and H on how to properly do lighting with Canon Speedlites.

Speedliting expert Syl Arena was one of the first photographers to test the new Canon 430EX III-RT and he came away impressed. In his presentation, Syl shares his insights and tips about the Canon 430EX III-RT and how he creates amazing shots with Canon Speedlites.

Canon Speedlites: Amazon US | Amazon DE | Amazon UK | B&H Photo

A Bit of Everything (Canon News and other stuff)

Above: ‘The Shot’ by Canon Master Krystle Wright

An average image doesn’t cut it for Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright. In ‘The Shot’ she pushes herself and her gear to absolute extremes to capture something exceptional.


Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Master your Canon: Photographing a wedding with your Canon DSLR – Amateur Photographer

77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything – TechRadar

Photographing People & Pets for the Advanced Amateur or Aspiring Pet Photographer – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon XC10 Firmware Update – Improved AF Test – NewsShooter

The Canon 1DX mkII 4K video DSLR reviewed by Jon Roemer – NewsShooter

Field Test: Bird Photography with the Canon 7D II and 300mm f/2.8 II – PetaPixel

Meyer-Optik Will Make Rare, Special Edition Gold-Plated Trioplan 100mm – PetaPixel

7 Reasons Why I’m Still a Nikon DSLR User, by Thom Hogan (editors note: the article discusses the benefits of DSLR over mirrorless cameras. What is said perfectly applies also to Canon gear) – PetaPixel

Canon EOS 80D Review – Fenchel & Janisch


Below: How to use manual selection of Auto-Focus points part 1 & part 2


Below: Canon Explorers of Light – Sam Abell