Canon Released EOS Webcam Utility Beta For Mac OS

EOS Webcam Utility Beta

Canon first released EOS Webcam Utility Beta for Windows, now a Mac OS version is also available. EOS Webcam Utility Beta is a free software that turns your Canon camera in an USB-connected webcam.

Press release:

You Asked, Canon Delivers: The EOS Webcam Utility Beta Software* Now Available for macOS1 Users

MELVILLE, NY, May 27, 2020After tens of thousands of downloads and comments from Canon brand loyalists, the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software* has expanded, and is now available for macOS users. Unveiled today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for select EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) and PowerShot cameras, this beta version solution converts a compatible Canon camera into a webcam through a simple USB connection. Users were heard through multiple Canon social media channels, customer comments and media inquiries.

Similar to the Windows operating system version released April 28, the new macOS compatible software solution requires one single USB plug (which may need to be purchased separately) to connect the compatible camera to the computer. Once the software is downloaded and the camera is configured within a video conferencing application, the user will have improved video appearance while participating in video conferencing and virtual meetings.

To learn more, including whether your Canon EOS ILC or PowerShot camera is compatible, and to download the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software for both macOS and Windows, visit Canon.us/eoswebcamutility.

If you’d like to ask questions or provide feedback pertaining to the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software for macOS, please visit our forum, Canon.us/forum-eoswebcamutilitymac.

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How To Convert Photos From Black&White To Color

Convert Photos

Did you know you can convert a black & white photo to a color photo?

Using the “Three Color Process” it’s possible to convert photos taken with a b&w film to a color photo, but it works also with digital photos (some Leica M10 user out there?).

It’s not particularly difficult to convert photos. You need i) filters, ii) a tripod, iii) a steady subject, and iv) either film or a digital camera. The 15 minutes video below by Jacob Carlson explains everything.

Table of content:

  • 0:00 – Kick-ass Intro
  • 1:30 – Get Red, Green, and Blue filters for your camera
  • 2:18 – Get a sturdy tripod
  • 2:54 – Keep subject still
  • 3:24 – Use contrasty film
  • 4:17 – The results!
  • 5:51 – Cameras used
  • 7:08 – How to combine the photos
  • 12:32 – What to avoid
  • 14:26 – The end bit

[via DIY Photography]

Is The Golden Ratio Just BS, Not An Universal Constant?

Golden Ratio

Is the Golden Ratio nothing more than a construct of our imagination, something that we want to see?

Youtuber Joe Scott says:

The Golden Ratio is a mathematical construct that has been observed all throughout nature, architecture, and art. And some think it’s a universal constant, and divine. But… is it? Or are we only seeing what we want to see?

And he discusses the topic in the video below. I do not agree but your mileage might be different.

Golden Ratio article at Wikipedia. More articles about the Golden Ratio are listed here.

How To Get Composition And Background Right When Photographing Children (video)

How To Get Composition

Need a short tutorial about how to get composition and background right when taking pictures of your children? Here it is.

Blogger and journalist, and Canon contributor, Jennifer Borget shares some tips about how to get composition and background in the right way in the 5 minutes video below.

Take photos of your kids with confidence! Blogger/journalist, Jennifer Borget, has the tips and tricks for getting better shots of your little ones. Watch as she covers the basics of composition, helping you navigate the rule of thirds, control distracting backgrounds and arrange your subject in a way that tells a story.

More tips are listed here.