How to photograph beer – a completely free, 8+ hours tutorial

Beer

Even if it makes you laugh, photographing beer isn’t as trivial as you may think. You have to take into account the properties of lighting, glass, and obviously of liquids.

However, there is another factor that plays a role in this very kind of photography, and it’s emotion. Photographer Rob Grimm has spent his career immersed in the world of beverage photography, and he is ready to share tips and tricks.

The video below gives an overview of Grimm’s photography class, which consiste of 8+ hours of photography & retouching tutorials. Iso1200 Magazine, who spotted the now free photography class, sums it up as follows:

Rob Grimm demonstrates his entire studio workflow photographing a glass of beer on a white background. Rob teaches how to built a set, pour and style beer, set up lighting and modifiers, and capture a commercial beer image. Watch as Rob and his assistant experiment, troubleshoot ideas, and through trial and error find the best lighting, composition and capture for a glass of beer.

 

The beer photography class was $299 and is now available for free at RGGEDU. Course description:

In this tutorial, you will see Rob’s entire process for creating beverage images by breaking the composition down into its parts and obsessing over the details. You will learn the foundations of beverage photography from capturing a bottle on white, photographing cocktails including drink styling, proper use of ice, realistic condensation, creating appetite and appeal, and the use of duratrans to make an image that appears to be shot on-location with all the control of a studio. Rob will share with you his method for generating portfolio ideas that will make you rethink your entire approach to creating images. Finally, world-renowned retoucher Earth Oliver, will walk you through the best methods to bring polish to your images that stand out from the crowd.

Enjoy!

[via Iso1200 Magazine]

Canon publishes short Rebel SL2 video tutorials

Rebel SL2

Canon Rebel SL2: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Rebel SL2 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 51200
  • Up to 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Feature Assistant; Microphone Input
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth

Canon posted a set of very short video tutorials for the Canon Rebel SL2, the world’s smallest DSLR.

Canon Rebel SL2 world-wide order:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon publishes EOS 6D Mark II video tutorial series

Eos 6d Mark Ii

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

CanonUSA posted a series of video tutorials about the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II on YouTube. Rudy Winston is the host telling you about the features of the EOS 6D Mark II. Enjoy!

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Video AF


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: AF Point Management


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Maximize Image Quality


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: Viewfinder Display


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Video Features


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Auto ISO


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: Built-in GPS


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Tutorials: AF Custom Functions: AI Servo AF Control

Canon EOS 6D Mark II:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon EOS 6D Mark II video tutorial and user guide

Eos 6d Mark Ii

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

1 hour and 20 minutes of video tutorial and user guide for the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II by Tony & Chelsea Northrup. This video should definitely cover anything you might want to know about the EOS 6D Mark II.

Table of contents:

0:00:49 Battery
0:02:23 USB Battery Charger
0:02:58 Lens
0:03:41 Ports
0:04:25 SD Cards
0:06:12 SD Card Readers
0:07:06 Lightroom Mobile
0:07:27 Green Auto vs Program
0:07:58 Taking a Picture (Live View)
0:09:47 LCD Brightness
0:10:29 Taking a Picture (Viewfinder)
0:12:29 Q Button
0:13:11 Diopter
0:14:26 Taking Video
0:15:21 Digital Image Stabilization
0:17:42 Microphones
0:18:25 Video Timelapses
0:21:06 Raw Timelapses
0:22:50 Trigger
0:23:57 GPS
0:26:48 Bracketing for Dynamic Range
0:30:55 PhotoMerge in Lightroom
0:31:06 Reviewing a Picture
0:34:03 Q Button (Rating)
0:34:44 Aperture Priority and F-Stops
0:37:23 DoF Preview
0:39:04 Practice
0:39:51 Shutter Priority
0:41:48 Practice
0:42:37 Manual Mode
0:43:50 Practice
0:44:03 Bulb Mode
0:45:41 Stunning Digital Photography
0:47:00 Shutter Modes
0:50:21 Focusing Modes
0:52:00 Focus Points
0:53:17 Tuning Focus
0:54:00 Manual Focus
0:54:55 Metering Modes
0:55:34 Changing ISO
0:56:45 Allowing Extended ISO
0:57:45 Exposure Compensation
1:00:18 Lock Switch
1:00:40 Custom Settings 1 and 2
1:02:23 White Balance
1:03:08 Mirror Lockup
1:03:39 Formatting a Memory Card
1:04:32 WiFi
1:10:12 Recommended Settings
1:10:16 Disable the BEEP
1:10:44 Raw vs JPG
1:11:23 Back-button Focus
1:13:49 My Menu
1:15:09 Copyright Info
1:16:15 Software Suggestions
1:16:53 Lens SuggestionS
1:22:26 Filters
1:22:38 Tripod

1:23:27 Flash
1:23:50 Strobe

Tips on how to photograph the Solar Eclipse by Canon Explorer of Light Ken Slutke

Canon Explorer of Light Ken Slutke about how to photograph the Solar Eclipse. Slutke was interviewed by Time.

He gives some recommendations:

Sklute recommends three Canon models at different price points and skill levels, as shown in the video above. The Powershot Sx60 is a beginner level point-and-shoot bundled with a solar filter that can be purchased for $499.99. For the next step up, Sklute suggests the Rebel T7i (camera body only) for $749.99. On the more professional side, you can buy the 5D Mark IV (camera body only) for $3,299.

Once you have your camera, the next step is choosing a lens. You’ll want at least a 300 mm focal length to get a good-sized image of the sun in the frame, Sklute says. Focal length refers to the distance between a camera’s sensor and its lens. The longer the lens’s focal length, the larger the sun will be in the final image. Those who are hesitant about investing in an expensive lens may want to rent one instead.

Read the article at Time

The total solar eclipse will be visible in the US on August 21, 2017. The Canon Digital Learning Center has a lot of resources to get you ready.

Are you waiting for the Solar Eclipse? Canon Digital Learning Center has plenty of resources

The Canon Digital Learning Center silently provided a lot of resources for you, going from events and workshops to a rich set of articles (see the list below). Photojournalist Dave Henry and commercial/landscape photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute share articles and photos to help plan and photograph the eclipse event, which occurs on August 21, 2017.

It’s the first tome since almost 100 years that a total solar eclipse will traverse North America. Get ready for the big event by learning all there is to know. Click here to see what CDLC provided to get you ready for the solar eclipse.

  • Tracking the Eclipse
  • Planning Ahead for a Successful Solar Eclipse Shoot
  • Photographic Exposure of a Solar Eclipse
  • Spectacular Totality
  • Location Set-up
  • Choosing Lenses for Eclipse Photography
  • Choosing a Camera for Eclipse Photography
  • Multiple Camera Eclipse Coverage
  • Being Safe Using Solar Filters
  • Supporting Your Camera with a Tripod
  • Planning Multiple Exposure Sequences
  • Keeping It All In Focus

Then there is Google’s “Eclipse Megamovie” project (see here, and be sure to watch the 1min video on top).

Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie.

In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available to the public and the scientific community. Time will only tell what insights and projects may come from this rich collection.

If you’ll be on the path of totality and plan on taking pictures, the project needs your help. Head to https://eclipsemega.movie/ to learn more about how to join and take the best eclipse photographs possible.