[Video] 5D Mark III Video Color Correction Using Adobe Lightroom

Cool little video by user RooiMus on Vimeo showing how to colour correct video footage (made with an EOS 5D Mark III) using Adobe Lightroom 4:

An experiment in using the power of Adobe Lightroom in colour correcting Canon 5D Mark III video: Exported original footage from Adobe After Effects as a .tiff sequence, which enables all Lightroom development tools. After colour correction, exported .tiff files as a slideshow video from Lightroom, with a user defined preset for 25 fps full HD.

EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA Adobe Lightroom 4 price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

[Tip] How Concepts Taken From Cognitive Science Can Make Your Photography Better

“Whisper”, image credit: Eric Kim

Interesting article by street photographer Eric Kim about how concepts and ideas taken from the domain of cognitive sciences can help you shot better (read: more interesting) pictures. The article is well made, has a comprehensive introduction and still manages to be not too long. The article tries to tackle the following issues:

What makes a photograph memorable? What makes a photograph so powerful and so magical that it burns itself into our memories? Why do certain photographs withstand the history of time? Why do certain shots that are perfectly composed and framed are easily forgotten or dismissed? What makes a great photograph? How much of it is subjective vs objective? Is there a “science” behind making a memorable photograph?

These are important questions every photographer thought about at least once during his or her (photographic) life. The article is well-researched (though the author says it is not enough) and I think it is easily understandable also for those who don’t have a background in psychology or cognitive science. I won’t anticipate too much since I think this article is absolutely worth to be read. Let me just say that it goes over three main concepts that may be precious aids for your (street-) photography:

  1. We communicate with stories
  2. We seek patterns
  3. We look into the future

Each concept is analyzed and discussed with regard to photography. Sample images are provided. If you are into street photography (I am) then this article is a real must.

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[Deal] Canon Lens And Speedlite Rebates Extended To September 29

B&H has extended the crazy lens and speedlites rebate program that started in August (and, as it looks, Adorama and Amazon too). Going on until September 29th. You can save up to $300 on lenses and speedlites.

The full list at B&H (click here to see all items):

Adorama lens discounts ordered by lens type:

All discounted Canon lenses at Amazon (click here)

[Review] EOS 60D vs T4i/650D (and Canon DSLR deals, Amazon GoldBox)

Another >12 min video review by DigitalRev: EOS 60D vs Rebel T4i/650D. Which one is better suited for your needs?

In this video we take a little trip to the Ani Com fair, which showcases a load of people dressing up in maids and schoolgirl uniforms, to compare two of Canon’s most popular DSLRs: the EOS 60D and recently released 650D. Just which one is right for you?

Next, I found a sort of Goldbox deal going on on Amazon, for six different Canon DSLRs kits (click here to see them all). The DSLRs kits are:

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[Rumor] EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM To Be Released September 6th??

According to Japanese site dcwatch (translated) the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II (click here for specs) lens will be released to the general public on September 6th, that’s in three days!! Price will be around $2300.

Lens initially announced on February 7, had been scheduled for release in April. Had postponed the launch in early July and then, I had been postponed again in mid-September the launch as “it takes time to make final adjustments to achieve the target performance high” on July 5. This time, Release date has been confirmed.

To pre-order check the following shops: Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here). If you live somewhere in Asia, DigitalRev could be the right choice for you, they have the lens available for pre-order too (click here, price depends by your location).

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II world-wide price check (and pre-order options): Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

[via dcwatch]