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 Monday, November 7, 2016

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 11/7/2016 6:47:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Sigma 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 Cine lenses, designed for the exacting standards of 6K and 8K cinematographers, are scheduled for availability next month. The lenses will be produced in EF, E and PL mounts, but only the EF and E mounts will be available initially.
 
Unfortunately, pricing information has yet to be released.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 11/7/2016 5:57:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Originally announced and available to iOS users on October 5, 2015, Adobe's Android version of Photoshop Fix has finally been released.
 
Here's a quick rundown of the app:
 
Image Retouching & Restoration
 
Adobe Photoshop Fix enables powerful, yet easy image retouching and restoration on your Android phone. Heal, smooth, liquify, lighten and make other edits and adjustments that give you the precise look you’re after. Access edited photos within other Adobe mobile and desktop apps by signing in to Adobe Creative Cloud to further refine them or use them in other creative projects – it’s all powered by Adobe CreativeSync.
 
Photoshop Fix Features
 
  • Retouch and restore photos using tools that give you the exact look, structure and feel you want:
    • Face-aware Liquify – Make dramatic edits to facial features. Create a bigger smile, slim down those cheeks or edit other facial points with remarkable ease.
    • Liquify — Push, pull, rotate, swell or reshape any area to create subtle or drastic effects.
    • Heal and patch — Fix imperfections using content from surrounding areas and then blend the result.
    • Smooth — Simply paint to smooth or sharpen skin, landscapes or other content.
    • Lighten and darken — Add or remove light from specific parts of a photo.
  • Edit and adjust photos using a variety of essential tools:
    • Color — Desaturate to remove all color or to create a mix of color and black-and-white.
    • Paint — Get precise effects with an eyedropper that lets you sample colors, an adjustable brush and an eraser.
    • Adjust — Add vignettes and control exposure, contrast and saturation
    • Defocus — Blur part of a photo to draw attention to your key subject.
  • Send your images directly to Photoshop CC on the desktop so you can refine them and take them further. Fix converts all your edits to layers and packages your image as a PSD file.
You can download Photoshop Fix for Android from the Google Play store. The iOS version can be downloaded from the iTunes App store.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/7/2016 5:31:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 5, 2016
There are few churches with a view comparable to that from The Chapel of the Transfiguration in Grand Teton National Park. I'm thinking that this view would be a strong distraction from the sermon.
 
The next time you visit Grand Teton National Park, make sure that The Chapel of the Transfiguration is on your to-photograph list. It is as attractive outside as it is inside. Morning is the best time of the day to photograph at this location as the tall mountains go dark when the sun sets behind them. A visit timed for the right week (late September) results in brilliantly colored aspen trees for the mid-ground layer of interest (though the aspens are only barely visible in this image).
 
Obviously, I went inside to capture this photo. My goal was to see the mountains through the window while capturing most of the interior of this little log-constructed church. My preference was to see the mountain peaks in the window and this meant a low shooting position at the back of the sanctuary was required. That position seemed to work well for the rest of the scene, so I went with it.
 
Though a steady stream of people were coming through the little church, there were enough breaks that patiently waiting was all that was needed to capture a wide range of exposures. Because the dynamic range was extreme, the wide range of exposures were required. I later used a manual HDR technique to composite several of those images into a balanced final result.
 
The Canon EOS 5Ds R and EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens were the perfect combination for this photo.
 
A larger version of this image is available on SmugMug, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Post Date: 11/5/2016 6:38:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, November 4, 2016
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Keeping yourself constantly inspired as a visual artist is essential to building a portfolio and to creating better, stronger, more interesting work. However, artistic inspiration doesn't always exactly fall from the sky.
 
Taking on a daily, weekly, or monthly project can really help to enhance creativity and add excitement to your photography.
 
Try this 30-day photo challenge with yourself or with friends. Maybe you belong to a camera club, an online photographic community, or a friend group with several other photographers. You can use this challenge as a tool to learn from one another by sharing your work for gentle critique and you’ll see how even with the same photographic subject, each person has a unique perspective.
 
This 30-day photo challenge is a perfect way to expand your photographic style, enhance creativity, and inspire. Play! Experiment! Follow the rules, break the rules, relax, and most importantly have fun!!
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/4/2016 11:21:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a focus peaking patent.
 
Focus peaking is one of the benefits I thoroughly enjoy with Magic Lantern installed on my IR-converted EOS 7D. [Sean]
 
Patent Details
 
  • Published 2016.9.1
  • Filing date 2015.2.24
  • To get the distance information of the object
  • To generate a waveform image showing the degree of focusing of the object based on the high-frequency component
  • To vary the color of the waveform
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/4/2016 7:10:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC and Canon Explorer Of Light Tyler Stableford team up for the first U.S. based EOS C700 shoot which shows off the versatility and low light capabilities of Canon’s new EOS C700. The Super35 format camera is designed to be a flexible “A” camera for various types of shooting scenarios. The EOS C700 features both internal 4K ProRes and XF-AVC recording. With the optional 4K Codex CDX-3150 recorder, the EOS C700 is capable of recording uncompressed RAW up to 120 frames per second.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/4/2016 5:52:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 3, 2016

 
From the National Geographic YouTube Channel:
 
Wildlife cameraman Bertie Gregory takes the stage to share stories about his adventures photographing urban-jungle wildlife in England.
Post Date: 11/3/2016 1:58:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has just started shipping the Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter to preorder customers.
 
The item's status has not been changed to "In Stock" just yet, but... it probably won't be long before the W-E1 is widely available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/3/2016 10:02:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
You may know Moose Peterson as the go to nature photography guru, however he has a second photo passion: Aerial photography. Moose has built up a body of work from visiting air shows, sitting in the co-pilots seat and hanging out in hangars. This presentation showcases Moose’s best work.
Post Date: 11/3/2016 9:46:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Originally scheduled for widespread availability in mid-October, many DJI Mavic Pro preorder customers are still anxiously awaiting their foldable quadcopters. Unfortunately, production delays and higher-than-expected demand mean that preorder customers may not get their drones until right around Christmas time.
 
Here's DJI's official apology:
Dear DJI Customers:
 
We owe you an apology for our delays in delivering the new Mavic Pro. We want to thank you for your patience and also advise that we are looking into improving our order process and systems, based largely on your feedback.
 
When we announced Mavic Pro and began accepting pre-orders, we expected to deliver the first units in mid-October. However, ramping up production to full speed at top quality took longer than planned. Prior to our scheduled shipping target, we encountered an issue integrating a part into the Mavic Pro. We resolved that within a week. On top of that, the excitement for the Mavic Pro beat our expectations. As a result, we are working diligently to ramp up production to meet the higher-than-anticipated demand for the Mavic Pro.
 
We have been shipping for nearly two weeks, but even with round-the-clock production, we unfortunately cannot give specific delivery estimates for many orders moving through various global sales channels because of this demand. For Mavic Pro orders received before November 3, 2016, we will do our best to clear them all within the next seven to eight weeks.
 
Some of you waiting for your Mavic Pro also expressed concern about our immediate billing of pre-orders. We’ve heard you and are examining potential alternatives with our payment provider.
 
DJI exists to put amazing technology and innovation into your hands, and we’re sorry it’s taking so long with Mavic Pro. Our internal systems haven’t kept up with the enormous demand for our products, and your enthusiasm for our newest offering is spurring us to improve. We appreciate your understanding and are doing everything we can to get Mavic Pro to you as quickly as possible.
 
Sincerely, DJI
If you hope to get the DJI Mavic Pro before Christmas, preorder it now.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 11/3/2016 8:07:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Quickly discover all of the little known feature enhancements in Photoshop CC 2017 that can make a big difference in your workflow, including improvements to Artboards, the Properties panel, Copy As SVG, SVG font support, Export As, and more!
 
Note: Some of the more interesting features (for us photographers, at least) are mentioned at the very end. For more in-depth information, check out this CC 2017 feature summary. One tidbit I found – Adobe Camera RAW now supports pressure-sensitive devices. [Sean]
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 11/3/2016 6:03:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 2, 2016
From SKB:
 
Orange, California — Industry leaders SKB Cases and Think Tank Photo have teamed up to develop a high-quality line of Photo and Video hardshell cases that provide the ultimate in protection, versatility, and convenience for today’s globetrotting photographers and videographers.
 
The co-branded line of Flyer Series Cases are designed around SKB’s virtually indestructible waterproof iSeries hardshell cases, and feature premium interiors designed by Think Tank Photo, the world’s premier manufacturer of photo and video soft cases and backpacks. These exclusive interiors boast durable, fully customizable divider options for camera/video equipment and accessories, and also include new innovations like robust lid organizers, a wrap- around hard case cover with shoulder strap, a unique zippered pull-out divider case, and a backpack specifically designed to fit the SKB rolling carry-on case (3i-2011-7B). Flyer Series Cases will be available in four popular sizes, including two carry-on sized options ideal for DSLR or Mirrorless cameras, a rolling carry-on size, and a checkable case for larger video gear.
 
“To design the best interiors for photographers and videographers, we turned to the best: Think Tank Photo designs components that are second to none,” explains Jerry Andreas, Sr. Vice President at SKB Corporation. “Together with their industry-leading expertise and our proven, travel-tough iSeries cases, we’ve developed an unparalleled solution; I’m confident that our new Flyer Series will be extremely popular.”
 
SKB’s Flyer Series Cases will start shipping in December 2016, and will be available exclusively from SKB Cases through SKB dealers worldwide.
 
B&H has the SKB cases with Think Tank Photo interiors available for preorder.
Post Date: 11/2/2016 2:07:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens Review
 
The G2 is a more substantial upgrade than I expected to see in a lens updating an only-3-year-old lens.
 
B&H has the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens in stock.
Post Date: 11/2/2016 10:57:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Kit in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Note: Amazon and Adorama have the kit in stock as well.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/2/2016 10:20:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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