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March 24, 2015
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Astrophotography Techniques Tips & Tricks with the Canon EOS System (Canon DLC)

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Canon’s EOS 60Da, made for astrophotograhy.

Canon Digital Learning Center posted a how to for astrophotography with the EOS system.

Canon DSLRs are amazingly versatile for astrophotography. We can shoot long exposures of deep-sky objects at high ISOs because Canon CMOS sensors are remarkably sensitive and have exceptionally low noise. We can also use them to do time-lapse photography of the heavens, and even use the high-definition video modes for high-resolution planetary photography. Unlike specialized astronomical CCD cameras, DSLRs don’t require a computer for use in the field for focusing and recording of the images.

Read the article at CDLC–>

March 10, 2015
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How To Make a Cinemagraph (aka animated GIF, Canon DLC article)

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Thanks Niklas

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted an article about how to make a “Cinemagraph”, which is a fancy term for what the rest of us knows as animated GIFs. You know those pics where something is moving, looping thru the same animation all the time?

Have you ever looked at an image online and thought it to be a still photo, but then suddenly, a little part of it comes to life? Not the whole image, but maybe a smirk of the mouth, a blink of an eye or a wag of a tail while all else remains static? Call them a “Cinemagraph,” a GIF or a picture where something in it moves; these hybrid motion/stills have become ubiquitous. They have an element of the unexpected and further explores how to tell a story in a single frame. And when executed well, they allow the visual story to expand and become infinitely richer and more engaging.

They have a very nice Cinemagraph on their site, where you can read the article.

March 6, 2015
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Bird and Wildlife Photography Tutorials by Canon (seven Videos)


Location scouting for the perfect shot

To promote their “Birds as Art” workshop, Canon posted seven (7) short tutorial videos with plenty of tricks and tips. The workshop and the tutorial videos are hosted by renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris.

Here are the videos. Enjoy.


One Shot and AI Servo AF


Sunrise and Sunset Blurs and Silhouettes


Getting the right exposure


Arthur Morris’ Gear Bag


Camera settings


Tele-Extenders

[via Imaging Resource]

March 5, 2015
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How To Use Canon EOS Utility 3 (Overview and Tethered Shooting, Video Tutorials)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted two video tutorials about their EOS Utility 3. The video above is about “Software Overview and Interface Tour”, the video below (over 13 minutes) teaches you everything about tethered shooting.

February 27, 2015
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Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 Tutorial Videos (CPP 4.x)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted four tutorial videos about DPP 4.0. The video above gives an overview of the software and illustrates the user interface, the expanded controls, the improved processing algorithms and how to arrange your workspace to fit your preferences.

The first video below shows how you can use bookmarks, folders, “Collections”, filter settings and more to help organize your workspace and photos. The description for the next 2 videos can be read before the video.

More Digital Photo Professional 4 tutorials can be found here. You can download DPP 4 for free here. Just click on your camera – EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D – and select DPP 4.x from the software options to download.

Below: Photography trainer, John McQuiston, takes you through the new DPP 4’s tool palette and histogram to show you how you can edit and create impactful images

Below: Washed out areas, loss of detail and incorrect colors are some issues photographers face in their raw images. Learn how you can easily correct these common issues in DPP 4

February 26, 2015
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How To Use the Canon EOS 7D Mark II’s Interval Timer for Time-lapse Videos

The Canon Professional Network posted and article (and video, above) on how to properly use the Interval Timer feature of Canon’s new EOS 7D Mark II.

Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

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