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 Tuesday, January 19, 2016
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"Travel photography can provide some of the most inspiring and intriguing imagery. Photographs trigger our memories, help us to illustrate a story, and show us a sense of place. When we travel, those memories can often seem richer, more vibrant, and more significant to us than when we are at home.
 
First impressions aren’t something that we only get when we meet new people. Each minute impression that you get from seeing a new country, a new town, or a new restaurant is something that you can express visually. When you travel (or play tourist at home), what are your first impressions of the place? What colors, scents, or sounds stand out? Each of these experiences can be expressed through the visual medium of photography.
 
When you hear the sound of horse hooves clacking against cobblestone streets or the deep horn of a passing ship in the sea, you can bring those memories and experience to life through your imagery. When you smell fresh baked bread wafting down a street, or feel the warmth of the sand beneath your feet, each of these moments tells a story and creates a sense of place. Bringing that sense of place through to your photography is what makes a travel image a lasting moment, rather than a fleeting snap shot, and your memories will be so much more vibrant for it. Not only is it important to capture the literal look of a place in travel photography, but for strong and memorable imagery, capturing the ambiance is important as well."
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 1/19/2016 12:30:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 1, 2015
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"What story are you trying to tell? When you begin to make decisions about your photograph, it is important to consider the story in your image. Are you photographing the food alone, specific ingredients, the chef, the staff or the season? Each decision you make about what to include or not include in your image will help with the story."
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 12/1/2015 6:14:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 10, 2015
The Canon Digital Learning Center has just posted another Canon Quick Guide, this one titled "Mobile Guide to EOS Speedlite Custom and Personal Functions."
 
Quick Guides provide an excellent resource that you can download to your phone and thereby have it with you when you need it most. Check out all the handy quick guides at the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
B&H carries Canon Speedlite flashes. For more information regarding Canon Speedlites, check out Bryan's Flash & Lighting Accessory Reviews.
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Post Date: 7/10/2015 12:44:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, June 12, 2015
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"Did you know that, instead of scrolling through a ton of menu options, you could personalize it with your favorite commands? In your EOS camera, go to “MY MENU SETTINGS,” hit “REGISTER TO MY MENU,” and select the settings you want. Then exit and press the “SET” button to quickly access your new custom menu."
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 6/12/2015 12:02:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 28, 2015
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"This year marks the 10th anniversary of the EOS 5D DSLR series cameras and to celebrate the occasion, we've rounded up some helpful tips, tricks and tutorials related to this impressive series that can help you take your imagemaking skills to the next level"
Here is a list of the links in the EOS 5D series 10th anniversary article:
 
EOS 5D Mark II
 
  • John Pope on filming "Blood Brother"
  • EOS 5D Mark II On-Camera Tutorials
  • EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Update
  • EOS 5D Mark II: Movie Mode Basics
  • EOS 5D Mark II: How to Use Manual Video Exposure
  • Shooter's Insight: EOS 5D Mark II, with Tyler Stableford
  • Shooter's Insight: EOS 5D Mark II, with David Leeson
  • EOS 5D Mark II Shoots House M.D. Season Finale
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: The Last Three Minutes
  • EOS 5D Mark II: The Making of The Last Three Minutes
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: A Portrait
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: A Three Act Play
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: Reverie
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: Voyage
EOS 5D Mark III
 
  • Multiple-exposure photography with the EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 5D Mark III On-Camera Tutorials
  • Rapid Switching Between AF Point Functions
  • Shooting on-location: How to prep for a multi-camera shoot
  • Utilizing the Multi function Lock Switch in the EOS 5D Mark III
  • In-Camera Culling with the EOS 5D Mark III
  • Adding a Magnification Button location on the EOS-1D C and 5D Mark III with Custom Controls
  • Christian Oth: Wedding Photography with the EOS-1D X and 5D Mark III
  • An overview of the Intelligent Viewfinder Display system in the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III
  • Silent Control during video recording
  • Understanding EOS HD Compression Options
  • EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update: Clean HDMI Output and AF Improvements Explained
  • Using multiple AF points in the EOS-1D X and 5D Mark III
  • New HD video features in the EOS 5D Mark III
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the EOS 5D Mark III
  • Multiple-exposure shooting with the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X
  • EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III AF Menu System
  • User-friendly AF Adjustment with the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III AF Configuration Tool
EOS 5DS & 5DS R
 
  • Introducing EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
  • From the EOS 5D Mark III to EOS 5DS/5DS R -- What's New
  • Getting the most out of EOS 5DS and 5DS R files
B&H carries the 5D Mark III and has the 5Ds / 5Ds R available for preorder.
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Post Date: 5/28/2015 10:40:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 2, 2015
The crew over at the Canon Digital Learning Center has created a virtual EOS C100 Cinema Camera menu system. It's actually kind of neat.
 
Curious? Want to see what the C100 is capable of? Try it out!
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Post Date: 4/2/2015 11:47:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 30, 2015
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"Ever since the Speedlite 600EX-RT was introduced a couple of years ago, my [author Eric Stoner's] life as a portrait artist changed forever. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my Speedlite 580EXII! But, the amount of additional control and reliability that the Speedlite 600EX-RT offers is, in a word, superior!
 
'Speedliting,' for many people, can be a scary proposition especially using E-TTL Automatic flash. One reason, and it’s a good one, is that you never really know how much power the flash is outputting. Does one really NEED to know that information? I’m sure for some of you that the answer is 'yes' and I understand it, but I’m a results kind of guy! I know that these Speedlites work very well and I trust them!"
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
B&H carries Canon Speedlite flashes.
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Post Date: 3/30/2015 7:14:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 10, 2015
From the Canon Canon Digital Learning Center:
"Have you ever looked at an image online and thought it to be a still photo, but then suddenly, a little part of it comes to life? Not the whole image, but maybe a smirk of the mouth, a blink of an eye or a wag of a tail while all else remains static? Call them a “Cinemagraph,” a GIF or a picture where something in it moves; these hybrid motion/stills have become ubiquitous. They have an element of the unexpected and further explores how to tell a story in a single frame. And when executed well, they allow the visual story to expand and become infinitely richer and more engaging."
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 3/10/2015 6:34:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 27, 2015

 
The Canon Digital Learning Center has just posted several videos offering walkthroughs of DPP 4 and EOS Utility 3.
 
Recently Added Quick Start Videos
 
DPP 4 and EOS Utility 3 is compatible with the following cameras:
 
  • EOS-1D C
  • EOS-1D X
  • EOS-1D Mark IV
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS Kiss X7i / EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D
  • EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D
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Post Date: 2/27/2015 8:26:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I can honestly say that the above title is one that I never envisioned using before today – but it is certainly indicative of the times. :-) [Sean]
 
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"There are profile pictures that are taken with a camera phone in front of a mirror, perhaps on a good hair day or before a night out with friends. Then, there are pictures that are thoughtfully composed, well lit and offer a glimpse into the subject’s personality or interests.
 
For almost every social media account comes an accompanying profile picture. If you’re involved with online dating, those pictures are the first impressions that can determine potential interactions. There are millions of users in the online dating community and to whittle out the competition, a thought-out profile picture can only help."
To find out more, check out the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center. Keep in mind that much of this information would also apply to creating flattering headshots for other uses as well.
 
Relevant Products
 
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Post Date: 2/10/2015 1:02:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 16, 2015
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"There’s nothing like a fresh snowfall to make a landscape truly dramatic! Snow is an inspiring photographic subject, whether you’re shooting mountain vistas, or single flakes. But it’s also a tricky subject, and many photographers find that the glowingly bright snow scene in front of their lens mysteriously turns into a depressingly gray photo after they take the shot.This article explains why that happens, and how to avoid it, for wonderful snow photos this winter season!"
Check out the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 1/16/2015 6:15:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 13, 2015
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"Most Canon super telephoto lenses have a cool feature called Focus Preset, which allows for quick focusing to a predetermined distance. It is an ideal tool when shooting sports or wildlife, where you might be rapidly changing focus from two vastly different distances. At a basketball game, for example, you can preset the focus on a basketball rim. Then, follow-focus the action using AI Servo AF mode via either the shutter button or the back button. When the action shifts to under or around the rim you’ve preset focus on, a slight twist of the serrated Focus Preset Ring brings that preset distance immediately into focus. The ring, located just in front of the manual focus ring, falls readily to my hand, whether I am hand-holding the lens or shooting from a monopod."
Current Canon Lenses with Focus Presets
 
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 1/13/2015 7:13:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 18, 2014
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
 
The new Canon EOS C100 Mark II was designed with input from users like you. In these product overview videos, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor, Jem Schofield, take a look at the new internal and external features of this camera and how it compares and differs from its predecessor. These videos will give you the information you need to make the most of this camera system and hit the ground running in any production environment.
 

 

 
Topics include:
 
  • OLED display panel
  • Adjustable EVF
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Multiple recording formats
B&H carries the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera.
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Post Date: 12/18/2014 6:31:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 8, 2014
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"Since its introduction in the original EOS 7D back in 2009, most high-end Canon EOS DSLRs have offered the ability to reduce the size of an AF point. Spot AF, as it’s called, reduces the size of the AF sampling area at the AF sensor and means that AF can be performed on a more isolated part of a subject or scene. Examples of this might include being able to focus right on the eye that’s closest to the camera in a tight portrait, or on a small drop of water or dew on a flower in a macro shot.
 
We’ll explore this useful focus option in this article, highlighting strong points like those listed above, as well as its limits and when it may not be the optimal choice."
Check out the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
Cameras Featuring Spot AF
 
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Post Date: 12/8/2014 9:55:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"Blood Brother is one of those films that lingers with you for a long time after the credits roll. In part, of course, this is due to the truly heart-wrenching, soul-searching and thought-provoking content. But also present in the mind’s eye are the images – truthful, sad, scary, and yet uplifting and enlightening.
 
“The artistry in Blood Brother is one of the things I'm most proud of,” says Blood Brother’s cinematographer John Pope. 'It might not be the most classically beautiful film. From a cinematography standpoint, it’s sloppy at times, it has such a raw edge to it, but I like that. Those moments of rawness are beautiful. They lend themselves perfectly to the character and human element of the film.'"
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 11/19/2014 10:19:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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