Jason Odell, the author of the excellent ebook The Photographers Guide to Capture NX2, has posted a few videos on Youtube. The first one shows you an effective Capture NX2 workflow of portrait. The second one is about custom white balance: how to get correct white balance and copy and paste white balance settings cross multiple photos. The third one is about how to use versions to save multiple variants of the photo in the same NEF file. Read More…

Posted in Online Resources on December 26th, 2008. No Comments.

Regular readers of DPTnT may still remember the free online photography magazine PhotographyBB we talked about back in November. Now, a new holiday issue (#11) is available for download. The new issue is again filled with refreshingly nice stuff: new photo travel essay (Moscow), night and holiday shooting tips and techniques, gear guides, Photoshop tutorials, and more. Download free copy here.

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Posted in Digital photography, Online Resources on December 20th, 2008. No Comments.

Canon has published a white paper on the new EOS 50D and EOS 5D Mark II DSLR cameras. According to the overview section, the EOS 5D Mark II “shares 80% of its features with the EOS 5D, and 10% with the flagship Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III”. The remaining 10% of its features are unique, including the new gap-less sensor, 1080P HD video recording, new Live View AF modes, sensor cleaning, HDMI outputs, etc.

If you have not read Canon white papers before, they provide extra information about the products that is not in user manuals. You are expected to find detailed, in-depth look at the major features,  new system enhancements with an explanation of the technology behind each one, and comprehensive overview of compatible accessories and related software. You can find other published Canon white papers here.

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Online Resources on December 18th, 2008. No Comments.

I pretty much gave up on photography magazines these days. There are typically only a few pages of good articles and the remaining pages are filled with boring ads. It is so refreshing to read the completely free online photography magazine published out of Canada. Read More…

Posted in Online Resources on November 20th, 2008. 2 Comments.

Moose Peterson of moosepeterson.com has a few videos of Nikon Capture NX2 at the D3 media center section of his site showing you how to effectively use some cool features of Capture NX2 and the quick and easy way of removing color casts. Enjoy!

Posted in Digital photography, Online Resources on November 12th, 2008. 2 Comments.

This is a nice Youtube video tutorial showing some tips and tricks of professional photo retouching using Adobe Photoshop. You will find tips on how to fix oily/shiny skins, change eye sizes, remove skin blemishes, change hair colors, etc.

Posted in Online Resources on October 23rd, 2008. 1 Comment.

If you are the type that are consistently demanding the best performance from your camera gear, the CF/SD Performance Database compiled by Rob Galbraith of Digital Photography Insights should be interesting to you. It is a regularly updated database of read and write speed test results from Compact Flash and Secure Digital flash media cards designed to help the serious and professional photographers in selecting camera storage media for most Canon, Nikon, and some Sony  digital SLR cameras. Read More…

Posted in Online Resources on October 10th, 2008. No Comments.

According to New York Times, Israel computer scientists have create a “beautification engine”, a new computer software. This is not the typical portrait retouch program you’d expect. The software program uses a mathematical formula to alter the original photo into a theoretically more attractive version, while maintaining an “unmistakable similarity” to the original. It doesn’t remove any skin imperfections, or change eye/hair colors. All it does is to re-arrange the facial features so the distances between them fit into a most attractive form…

Read> Skin Deep – The Sum of Your Facial Parts

Posted in Online Resources on October 9th, 2008. No Comments.
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