Hi All, Lance here. Thought Id share out some interesting news.
For those of you looking for some deals on Canon Camera equipment. You might want to check this out. Bon Ton, the mother company of Boston Store is liquidating its COMPLETE 50,000 SQ FT PHOTO STUDIO! Some of the featured items:
Canon DSLR Cameras, Models, 1DX, 1DS, 5D, 5D-MK3, 5D-MK4, 1DS-MK3. 30+ Canon Lenses, 24-70, 70-200 & 90 TS-E. Hasselblad Viewfinders, HC Lenses, HC150, 210,80,50 & 35. Other Lenses to include, Schneider, Nikon and Rodenstock.
70 + Speedotron Power Supplies, Models to Include, 2403, 2403cx, 4803, 2405,2403B, 2403C & 2405CX
Speedo Heads to include, Models 102 & 202VF
Cimera LG & SM Lightbanks, Umbrellas, 100+ Speedo Reflectors 7” to 22”, Bogen Boom Stands, 50+ Tripods, PhaseOne Digital Backs, Cambo and Regal Camera Stands,
Large Qty of Mac’s & PC’s with Monitors up to 27”, Plotters, Servers, Copiers & Printers
Large Qty of Photo Props, Stock Room Shelving and Pallet Racking.
Go to this site to register and check it out! Global PartnersCA
Looking for a great deal on a Speedlight? check out this deal from Fstoppers
In my world, if you've not had a chance I've been experimenting with a new style editing technique on some of my Zoo photos. Check out my Instagram feed Imagesbylemke! You'll see before and after in any of these images, would love your feedback if you'd like to share with me!
Till next time!
Just heard some interesting news this week!
Number one, for those of you that have used the NIK Collection, which a few months back Google said they would stop development of. The good news is DXO software has brought them! Here's the statement: DxO Now Owns Nik Software
The Second, Macphum software which makes a great set of tools for photo editing for Mac and PC is rebranding themselves. Their new name will be "Skylum" Statement: Macphun is becoming SKYLUM
The great folks at MacPhun Software have released the new version of there awesome their Editing software Aurora HDR! This software was co-developed with award-winning HDR Photographer Trey Ratcliff. This software is available for both Mac and PC and can work as a stand-alone application as well as a plugin to Lightroom or Photoshop.
Some very cool news today! Affinity Software, makers of Affinity Photo and Design for the Mac. Have announced an Ipad version! A headline on their site, "Engineered for iOS, reimagined for touch." I'm looking forward to downloading this today on my IPad Pro and putting it through its paces! Check out their Website for more info: AFFINITY PHOTO Professional photo editing for iPad
And note, special introduction price going on down has it priced at $19.99!
Hello, in our fourth part of this series we're going to continue discussing your DSLR's options. I know many equate this much like a computer. They feel you much learn everything at once! As a person who taught himself computers, please don't think of it that way. You learn the basics and then add to your knowledge as you go along. Remember learning is a lifetime endeavor. So here we go.
Auto exposure modes.
Your DSLR's fully automated setting is called program. In this setting, the camera's computer picks the aperture and exposure duration for you. More experienced shooters might select intelligent Auto or Auto ISO modes to control their image sensors light sensitivity ( low ISO such as 100-400 work well in bright conditions; high ISOs are best in dim ones). Note There is the adage the higher the ISO, the more noise your image will contain. That said the cameras are coming out now have excellent capabilities in low light conditions. And my thoughts have always been a little noise and get the image, or just skip it or not try; I will always go after the picture! Other modes include Aperture Priority when you require a particular aperture for the light conditions. But if your freezing action? Choose Shutter Priority. (Use this all the time to shoot aircraft with props!). And last, but not least Full Manual mode allows you complete control over exposure.
Next time Scene mode, White Balance, and Auto bracketing. Till then
Hi, everyone. Hope if you're a football fan your surviving watching your teams game this week. Last week we dove into starting steps with your new DSLR. Those included going out and shoot, Reading the manual and best ways to saw your images to your cards. So this week we're going to touch on further steps going forward.
Start out in manual mode,
Today's DSLR's, which are high-end computers are so smart that you can just be passive and let the camera do all the work for you. But switching to the other mode options, you see on that dial open up all sorts of possibilities you expand your creative process. Where I would start would be in manual mode, if you are stepping up from shooting with a compact camera or smartphone you most likely were not adjusting your aperture or shutter speed. Now the time to learn those aspects of your camera and photography. At first, this will seem daunting, as you'll be adjusting your settings for each shot, but keep at it. And do use the autofocus built into your camera. (Note, next time we'll talk about Aperture and Shutter Priority).
You've got a load of camera cards full of some great images you've taken, but if you don't file them on your computer correctly, this could lead to a mess down the road. I strongly suggest a file folder storage set-up. Main reason being is if you switch photo editing software down the road, it will not be a labor intensive task to move to another program! I currently use Adobe Lightroom; their are so many great programs out there now, so do your homework and see what features you want your program. Note: shortly I will have a short video training on setting up a file folder system, and also thoughts about some of the great photo software out there.
Learn your camera limits
When you acquire your new camera, the expectations are of course very high. Things you'll want to check is ISO-settings, or how your camera handles low light conditions. You want to take pictures in different light conditions with the different setting and see how your camera handles this. Other things would include auto-focus in low light conditions. And just how fast is your high-speed burst mode if you're looking to capture the action.
Protect Your Purchase
When you get home from the store or open that gift. Write down your camera serial number and put it somewhere safe. Also take 5 minutes and register online so you'll now if there is a recall or service required.
Till next time, Happy Clicking!
So someone special listened to you and got you that new camera outfit you'd been looking at. Where to start!
Number one congratulation! Even if this is a used body or lens, it's important to learn to use it as a tool to aid your photography endeviors.
Now, put a camera card in your new gear and go our and shoot, after all, it's calling to you. One you get that over with its time to do a little learning, and remember, the learning is ongoing!
What next, read the manual. Yes, it may seem boring, but remember if you have the necessary down pat you'll feel more comfortable out in the field. And believe it or not, you may find a tip or trick. Hint, some folks like to keep it with the other reading material in the bathroom, so you get to it.
On to what way you should save your image files. I would strongly suggest Raw file format. As quite frankly it gives you the most out of your camera, and the files are uncompressed, and also captures maximum image data, which in the long run give you more flexibility when you go on to process your images. If you've not done any Raw file processing, it can be a more complicated than with JPEG"s. So if you new to this, you might want to consider shoot both in RAW and JPEG as to quickly share your JPEG images. Note, you will require more space on your memory cards and hard drives, but the payoff, to begin with, is worth it.
Next post, how to start out shooting and why. Getting organized and learn your cameras limits!
Hello all, if you were not aware of it yet, be mindful of the fact that Instagram tends to be one of the best ways to share you photographic or video content and hopefully drive more customers to your offerings on your site. And while the Instagram app is updated recently, also adding some cool new features (now also for business) it does have its limitations. So what to do!
The service I've settled on for now to help with that is called "Iconosquare." Their service offers some great enhancements to make managing your Instagram account not only a pleasure but a valuable resource of information and managing your posts in a concise way. How may you ask? Well, membership to their service offers great tools to ANALYZE, MANAGE, and ENGAGE your Instagram community. And they have developed a great IOS companion app as well. Check them out, try the free trial and see if it will work for you!
Till next time
Reflectors are a tool a photographer uses often. But due to size, etc, we don't always carry with us. Well there is a reflector that does not take much room, and easy to store! A white shirt is a very simple reflector . I will bounce light on your subjects almost as good as a regular reflector.
To absorb excess light do the opposite and use a black shirt!
Till next time
Amber sunglasses of the Blue-Blocker kind are magic when it comes to shooting great Black and White images. Wearing them you'll be able to see the scene crisply and in near monochrome, so that the shapes and textures essential to powerful black and white photography just out at you!
Till Next Time
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