"It’s that time of year again, when millions of children leave the comforts of home to start a new school year. For parents with children going to school for the first time, this is an important milestone they will want to remember for years to come. Even for an older child, documenting them at the start of each year, or when they start new legs of their education (such as entering Junior High, and High School) is a rewarding project.Check out CPN's Tips for helpful information on School Portraits.
Luckily, great back-to-school photos are easy to take – with little more than a basic digital SLR (for greater imaging control) and some attention to details.
Here are a few tips that will elevate what may have been just a quick snapshot into a truly meaningful portrait:"
Canon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the company’s flagship range of SLR cameras, which began with the launch of the EOS-1 film SLR in 1989. CPN recently got the unique opportunity to talk to two of the key men behind the development of the EOS-1 series and EOS System – Tsunemasa Ohara and Yoshiaki Sugiyama of Canon Inc. in Tokyo. In two exclusive interviews they reveal the secrets behind the historical development of the EOS-1 SLRsRead the entire article on Canon Professional Network.
"Digital Photo Professional (DPP) version 4.0 is the latest release of Canon’s free RAW image management and editing software, and this incarnation is heralded as the first major update since the software was launched. Canon has responded to feedback from Digital Photo Professional users and incorporated feature requests and suggestions into version 4.0 to create a better looking package that offers a smoother, faster workflow. In this article CPN writer George Cairns examines how DPP 4.0 is better equipped to support your photographic workflow – as you import, browse and develop large numbers of RAW images – and investigates new features, such as the ability to make selective hue, saturation and luminance adjustments for eight colour gamuts."
Read the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.
"We’ve all heard the line: 'Oh, I must get an agent.' But what do you actually need an agent for? The person representing you is not, according to respected manager Mark George, someone who’s going to be working the phone getting you bookings. The role is much wider and far-reaching, as CPN Editor David Corfield discovers...
Note the noun: ‘manager’. Mark George is not an agent. He hates the word, and shuts me up in a puff of cigar smoke as I sit down and sip my coffee. 'An agent to me sounds like someone who just gets you bookings, like a rep. I hate that term. I might represent somebody in a managerial way but there is a difference. I look after people who are too focused on what they do to understand that the world around them needs looking at as well. And that’s where I come in.'"
Read the entire article at the Canon Professional Network.
"Modern action movies are generally packed with computer-generated imagery (CGI), resulting in production budgets that have soared into the stratosphere. But when director Scott Waugh enlisted Shane Hurlbut as Director of Photography on the movie spin-off from the ‘Need For Speed’ game franchise he wanted to buck the trend and shoot the action as close to live as possible, which called for a special camera. CPN writer James Morris spoke to Shane Hurlbut to discover how and why Canon’s EOS C500 Digital Cinema Camera satisfied all the important requirements for shooting live action at 150 miles per hour."
"In April 2014 Canon announced it had reached the historic production landmark of 100 million EF-series interchangeable lenses manufactured since the launch of its iconic EOS SLR System in March 1987. For decades Canon has been a leader in innovative lens technologies, including the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) and a Multi-Layer Diffractive Optical (DO) Element. To help to celebrate the lens landmark CPN spoke to the Canon Ambassadors about their favourite ever EF lens, their favourite image taken with that lens and their recommended lenses for their genres of photography."
Check out the Canon Ambassadors' favorite lenses on the Canon Professional Network.
|Custom Functions options on EOS DSLRs|
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Total|
|EOS-1Ds Mark III||Exposure||15||Image / |
Flash exposure /
|EOS-1D Mark IV||Exposure||17||Image / |
Flash exposure /
|EOS 5D Mark II||Exposure||7||Image||4||Autofocus/Drive||8||Operation/Others||6||25|
|Custom Functions options on the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III|
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Group 5||Group 6||Total|
|EOS-1D X||Image||7||Image||7||Drive||3||Display/ |
|EOS 5D Mark III||Exposure||6||Display/ |
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"Canon has expanded the EOS System with the launch of the new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. Designed for enthusiast and professional DSLR photographers who are passionate about macro photography, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II provides incredible flexibility to light and shoot a diverse range of subjects, and features independent flash heads, increased responsiveness and enhanced Custom Functions."
|Construction||Fluorite, aspherical and UD lenses|
|Focal length||Prime and zoom lenses|
|All about apertures||Image stabilization|
|Lens speed||Tilt and shift lenses|
|Focusing and depth of field||Extenders|
|Black or white lenses||Extension tubes|
|Coloured rings||Macro lenses|
|Lens mount||Close-up lenses|
|EF-S and field of view||Filters|
|L-series lenses||DO elements|
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