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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).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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January 23, 2015
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Demystifying HD Video on a DSLR Camera – Canon Video Tutorials

CanonUSA on YouTube posted three tutorial videos about how to capture your precious moments on video. The tutorial above is called “Introduction to Storytelling”.


Demystifying HD Video on a DSLR Camera: Lesson 2 – Basic Camera Settings


Demystifying HD Video on a DSLR Camera: Lesson 3 – Tips for Capturing Great Video

January 21, 2015
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Adobe Lightroom 5 Tips & Tricks Round-up

Time for a new Adobe Lightroom 5 tips and tricks round-up. Enjoy.

Tips for Retouching a Night Photograph using Lightroom – Digital Photography School

How To Move Your Lightroom Photos To Another Drive – Terry White




And more videos…

Mastering the Lightroom Adjustment Brush – tuts+

Lightroom Spot Removal Tool – FroKnowsPhoto

January 19, 2015
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How To Photograph Snow (CDLC)

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The Canon Digital Learning Center posted an article with tips and tricks about how to photograph snow.

The biggest challenge when photographing snow lies in your camera’s metering system.

No matter how sophisticated the metering in an SLR camera is, it’s engineered to assume it’s reading “normal” subjects, of an “average” brightness. Photograph a landscape in summertime, with green grass, dark green trees, blue sky and white clouds, and the different brightness levels in the scene often average each other out. Much of the time, the meter will get these scenes absolutely correctly exposed. In simplified terms, it does this by averaging bright and dark parts of a scene, so the final exposure renders the overall brightness almost a middle shade of gray.

Read the tutorial at CDLC –>