After the successful series of the 100 in 100 – 100 Photography Tips in 100 Days, Adorama Imaging Resource Center (AIRC) brings us the part II of the series starting Monday February 18, 2008. A major difference from the first series is the theme-based tips organized weekly. The first week’s tips are about low light photography.
Here are some great resources for Capture NX from Nikon.
If you are in the market for a new or used lens, the following lens databases may be useful.
Nikkor Autofocus lenses database
I am trying to create a one-stop lens database collections for all SLR cameras. Please let me know if you know a good lens database not listed above.
We reported a while ago when Adorama’s AIRC (Adorama Imaging Resource Center) started its 100 in 100: 100 Photography Tips in 100 Days program. Currently, the latest tips is tip #57 – Zoo Photo Safari.
The tips are written by experts but in plain English so pretty much everyone from novice to expert in photography should be able to learn something. It only takes about a minute to read each of the tips. You can find the tips here.
While you are there, you may also want to check out their Adorama Imaging Resource Center (AIRC), which has many other useful and nicely written tips and articles about photography.
If you have sold anything online in an e-Store or on eBay, you probably noticed how the product photo greatly affect the potential customers interests and your bottom line (profit). I came across this great two-piece article on Auction Inspector Blog.
Adobe Photoshop is probably the most popular digital photo editing software. Photoshop can be used to perform enhancement, retouching, conversion, and other amazing things to a digital photo. To achieve a specific effect, the user will often need to go through some very complex and time-consuming steps. Sometimes it becomes highly desirable to be able to repeat the same effects on many photos quickly. That is where the Photoshop action really becomes handy.
An action is basically a series of Photoshop commands and tool operations that you record and play back later on a single or multiple files. It it not only a great time saver, but also a very effective learning tool: you can step through an action and watch how it applies the effect step by step.
If you are not familiar with Photoshop action, you can get started by reading the Photoshop help files or manual. Alternatively, you can simply do an online search of “Photoshop action basics” to find some basic tutorials. For example, here is a tutorial (PDF) by Glenn Mitchell.
If you are already familiar with Photoshop action, you may want to check out this large collection of free Photoshop actions at Action Central. Unlike some other photoshop action sites, Action Central is oriented more towards image editing than things like creating fancy text or web buttons.
Cokin does not make the best filters but they do have a very well designed filter system and a very large selection of filters. It is somewhat ironic that I cannot really find much useful information on their official site when it comes to learning more about the filters. The official site lists all the filters but few demonstration and comparisons between the filters. Welcome to Cafe Cokin, an unofficial Cokin filter system site. Start from the front page, or the Guide, or learn some tricks. If the site doesn’t answer your questions, you may want to join the discussion group.