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 Friday, September 05, 2014
 Thursday, September 04, 2014
Nikon D3300 D SLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens
eBay (via BeachCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D3300 D SLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens available for $429.99 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95.
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Post Date: 9/4/2014 11:46:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
WD My Passport Wireless External Hard Drive
From Western Digital:
 
My Passport Wireless External Hard Drive Expands Storage for all Devices With No Need for Wires or Internet
 
RVINE, Calif. – Sept. 3, 2014 – WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today unveiled My Passport Wireless, an easy to use Wi-Fi enabled storage drive that allows consumers to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet, computer or other device. For the frequent business traveler to the family on a road trip or creative professional working in the field, the My Passport Wireless drive is a simple way to connect all computing and mobile devices to content without any wires or Internet connection. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection.
 
"As we celebrate its 10th anniversary, the success of WD's My Passport line of portable hard drives is unprecedented," explains Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales. "Our new My Passport Wireless drive continues the evolution, resolving a common problem for today's mobile consumer; too many devices with limited storage and no way to offload their content and free up space on-the-go. Now, consumers will have one drive to easily store content from all their devices and enjoy that content anywhere they go."
 
The My Passport Wireless drive broadcasts its own wireless network that allows up to eight devices to connect at the same time and access any content stored on the drive. Available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB models, users now have the ability to store and access up to hundreds of hours of movies and music, as well photos and other digital files, from their smartphones and tablets that are typically limited by minimal storage capacity.
 
The portable wireless drive features Wireless N with MIMO technology for enhanced wireless performance so that users can access and transfer files quickly, as well as stream up to four HD videos simultaneously. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to six hours of continuous streaming and up to 20 hours of standby power making the drive a perfect travel companion.
 
With the My Passport Wireless drive users have anywhere, anytime access to their favorite digital content by using WD's award winning WD My Cloud mobile app for iOS or Android mobile devices. The WD My Cloud mobile app easily connects to a My Passport Wireless drive for simple product setup, and once setup the mobile app provides intuitive navigation, sharing and playback of the drive's content. The WD My Cloud app also helps unify all of a users' content under a single app and user interface, by allowing access to content on the My Passport Wireless drive, the WD My Cloud family of personal cloud storage, and on major public cloud services such as Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive from just one app.
 
In additional to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the portable wireless storage drive is an ideal companion for cameras with its integrated SD card slot. Whether shooting large commercial photography and video production or just taking photos and videos of the family while on vacation, the My Passport Wireless drive will never let you miss a moment because your memory cards are full. The built-in SD card slot lets users copy their content from the SD card to the My Passport Wireless drive to make room for more memorable moments. Additionally, with integrated FTP, the drive connects to compatible wireless cameras so that users can automatically transfer photos from their cameras to the drive as they are taking them.
 
Price and Availability
The My Passport Wireless drive is currently available for advance order online at the wdstore.com and will be available at select U.S. retailers later in September. MSRP is $129.99 USD for 500GB, $179.99 USD for 1 TB and $219.99 for 2 TB. The WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the App Store and Google Play.
 
B&H has the WD My Passport Wireless External Hard Drives available for preorder.
Post Date: 9/4/2014 6:42:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Apple 13.3
B&H has the Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer available for $949.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core (Haswell)
  • 4GB of Onboard 1600MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 13.3" LED-Backlit Glossy Display
  • 1440 x 900 Native Resolution
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual USB 3.0 Ports, One Thunderbolt Port
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera, SDXC Card Slot
  • Includes Mac OS X 10.9 or OS X 10.8
Post Date: 9/3/2014 3:18:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Toshiba 512GB Q Series Internal Solid State Drive - OEM
B&H has the Toshiba 512GB Q Series Internal Solid State Drive (OEM Version) available for $229.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $329.00.
Post Date: 9/3/2014 3:01:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photoshelter Logo
From Photoshelter:
 
In follow up to our recent guide, Breaking into Fashion Photography, we're delighted to partner up with BREED once again for our next webinar with esteemed fashion photographer Melissa Rodwell, and a newcomer to the scene, the talented Dana Pennington. Tune in as they dish out advice for veterans and those looking to break into the fashion photo industry alike.
 
In this webinar you’ll learn about:
 
  • Marketing tactics fashion photogs can take to attract the attention of photo editors
  • The social media platforms that are worth your time
  • Whether you should still have a printed portfolio
  • What job opportunities exist outside of major fashion publications
  • The best way to approach modeling agencies for test shoots
  • And much more!
BREED will also be giving away a special free 1-year subscription to their premium content to a lucky listener, as well as a special offer to those who tune into the webinar.
 
Register Now!
Post Date: 9/3/2014 2:39:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photoflex Transpac Single Kit Case
B&H has the Photoflex Transpac Single Kit Case available for $154.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $193.95.
Post Date: 9/3/2014 1:55:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hoya 82mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
B&H has the Hoya 82mm Variable Density Filter available for $119.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $219.00.
Post Date: 9/3/2014 1:14:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes explains the different file formats in Photoshop and when to save your image as what.
 
Keep in mind, the Adobe Photoshop Photography Suite (Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5) is only $9.99 per month. For photographers, it's $10.00 well spent. [Sean]
Post Date: 9/3/2014 10:22:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photoflex LiteDome XS Kit
Adorama has the Photoflex LiteDome XS Kit available for $75.99 with free shipping. Regularly $134.95.
 
Kit Includes:
 
  • LiteDome XS Softbox 12" x 16" x 9"
  • Basic Connector
  • Adjustable Shoe Mount hardware
  • ShoeMount MultiClamp
Post Date: 9/3/2014 9:18:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
Still Live: eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $3,099.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that it comes with a 3-year (non-manufacturer's) warranty.
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Post Date: 9/2/2014 10:14:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS captures Black Bear Sow and 4 Cubs
Seeing a mother black bear with 4 cubs is a rare opportunity. To get a photo opportunity of the same is even rarer, and to get a decent photo of the same is ... priceless.
 
The cubs were very fun to watch. They were in non-stop motion, running around, climbing on things (including mom) and playing with each other (rolling over each other). This activity level meant that things happened fast. Getting all four cubs in a single frame was very challenging (an image with less-than-four cubs would be far less remarkable) and a decent composition of the same was nearly impossible. Having the 200-560mm (with built-in extender) zoom focal length range was extremely helpful in this situation.
 
In this specific scenario (my only 4-cub image worth posting from this encounter), I decided to center the primary subject – the apparently-not-happy momma bear. I generally like to compose animals (and people) with more space on one side frame – so that they are looking into the frame. But, the large bear was positioned straight forward and looking (more like glaring) in the same direction with cubs on either side adding balance. I moved the camera just slightly to the right of perfectly centering the large bear to give the cub on the right a little more room to look into the frame because it was a "stand"-out.
 
Selecting the ideal aperture was another challenge for this encounter. At f/4, I needed and an ISO setting of 800 to get a barely-adequate-for-the-activity 1/320 shutter speed. At 300mm, at this distance, the under-1' (.3m) depth of field provided by f/4 does not keep more than the primary bear's eyes in focus. Using a narrower aperture of course provides more depth of field, but it also requires raising the ISO setting.
 
Raising the ISO to 1600 would have been acceptable to me, but ... I didn't want to go to ISO 3200 and the resulting f/8 aperture would have provided a still-not-nearly-deep-enough DOF of about 1.5' (.5m). Yes, the cubs would be less out of focus with the narrower apertures, but the background would also be more-focused, creating less separation from the big bear. As is often the case, there were multiple setting combinations that would have worked for this example and a compromise was required. I'd probably make the same decision the next time.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
300mm  f/4.0  1/320s  ISO 800  5760 x 3840px
Post Date: 9/2/2014 7:58:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Post Date: 9/2/2014 8:02:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 01, 2014
Nikon D4 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D4 DSLR Camera available for $4,099.99. Compare at $4,495.00 refurbished.
 
Note: This is a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty. However, this item is advertised as having a 1-year warranty issued by the seller.
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Post Date: 9/1/2014 11:36:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 29, 2014
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 & Premiere Elements 12
B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 & Premiere Elements 12 available for $89.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $134.99.
Post Date: 8/29/2014 12:09:55 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Fracture Logo
FractureMe.com is celebrating Back to School season with special savings. Through September 1, use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL to receive 15% Off your order.
 
About FractureMe.com: Fractures are different from traditional pictures and frames. Instead of printing on paper, we print directly on glass. Instead of separating the picture, frame, and mount, a Fracture combines all three into a beautiful, lasting, final product.
Post Date: 8/29/2014 9:03:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
DigitalRev has the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens (for Canon/Nikon) available for $459.00. Compare at $491.00.
Post Date: 8/29/2014 7:50:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 28, 2014
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer
B&H has the DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
If you haven't seen what tihs stabilizer can do, then check out the awesome video below and the behind-the-scenes look at its creation.
 

 
Post Date: 8/28/2014 1:02:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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