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September 6, 2014
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Canon Wireless Flash System How To

Canon Wireless Flash

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Canon Professional Network Europe posted an article on Canon’s wireless flash system.

Canon’s wireless flash system means that you can fire two or more Speedlites together without any cables linking them.

Working with multiple Speedlites gives you creative control over your subject lighting. A main light can be used away from the camera, and other units can be used to provide backlighting or illuminate the background.

It has been possible to work with two or more flash units almost since the day they were invented. However, the problem has always been getting the exposure correct. Just synchronizing the flash outputs is not enough. You also need to control each output to give the correct amount of light for the subject.

Read the article at CPN –>>


September 4, 2014
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How To Use An Old Calculator As An Intervalometer (Super Easy Hack)

You can use an old Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 calculator as an intervalometer using this very simple hack that was posted on Instructables. The hack is fun and easy but it has to be said that you’ll probably get a real intervalometer for less money.

What you need:

  • Texas Instruments TI-83 (eBay) or TI-84 (eBay) Graphing Calculator
  • 2.5 mm audio cable (eBay)
  • DSLR with a shutter release port – a Canon obviously :-) but it will work with other brands too

What you have to do:

  1. Turn on the calculator and press the PRGM button.
  2. Press the Right arrow 2 times to highlight the tab at the top titled “New”
  3. Press Enter and type in a name for the intervalometer program you are making
  4. Now, enter the following code:
    • : Prompt A
    • : While 1
    • : For (H,1,A,1)
    • : End
    • : Send(A)
    • : End


Next, do this:

  1. Attach one end of the cable into the port of the calculator and the other end into the cable release port of your DSLR
  2. On the calculator, open the program you made and type in the number value of the time you want between each shot
  3. Start your time-lapse shooting session

Have fun! More information and details about the hack at Instructables.

[via DIY Photography | PetaPixel]

August 27, 2014
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Adobe Lightroom 5 Tips & Tricks Round-Up

Adobe Lightroom 5 Tips & Tricks

A round-up of good tips and tricks for using Adobe Lightroom 5



Adobe Evangelist Terry White reveals 5 tips for getting the most out of your Lightroom 5 catalog - Imaging Resource


How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough – PetaPixel


Video Tutorial How to Manage Your Lightroom Catalog While Travelling – Digital Photography School


Post Processing in Street Photography with Lightroom 5 - Thomas Leuthard on Youtube


Lightroom 5 And The New Radial Filter - KelbyOne on YouTube

August 25, 2014
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Adobe Is Developing A Tools To Migrate From Aperture To Lightroom (and has a how to for the impatient)

Migrate From Aperture To Lightroom

Adobe is working on a tool to make the transition from the soon to be no longer supported Apple Aperture to Adobe Lightroom 5 smooth and hazzle-free. In the meantime they published a step by step guide on how to manually migrate your precious photo catalog and pics from Aperture to Lightroom.

Adobe is developing a migration tool to bring your photos into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from Aperture, but if you’re eager to switch before the tool is ready, this guide helps ease your transition. We recognize that this migration can be a challenging process. The following resources and methodology to help get you up to speed with Lightroom and provide a roadmap for successfully migrating your photos.

Adobe is pushing their cloud service, the Creative Cloud Photography plan (again available for $9.99/month), to attract new customers. The plan comes with Photoshop and Lightroom. However, the upcoming tools as well as the how-to apply also to the stand-alone Lightroom 5 version.


August 20, 2014
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Canon LOG vs ACES Proxy LUT On Canon EOS Cinema Cameras (C100 and above)

Canon LOG vs ACES Proxy LUT – grab the differences in this video by CanonUSA.

August 20, 2014
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How To Manual Focus And Canon STM Lenses

CanonUSA on Youtube posted a video about what makes Canon’s STM lenses different from other lenses, and how to manual focus. STM stands for Stepping Motor, a new method to drive the auto-focus on lenses.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, currently selling for $149 on Amazon US

August 15, 2014
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How To Use Highlight Tone Priority On Canon DSLRs

This is a rather useful feature on all recent Canon DSLRs, the highlight tone priority.

On this video posted by CanonUSA you learn how and when to use it. It’s a 1:33 min video. Check it to get better pics in difficult lighting with complex exposure requirements.