"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending October 5th, 2013.
In the news...
On Wednesday, we posted the news that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 was being bundled Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIs and 6Ds in the European market. Unfortunately, the promotion is limited to the European region – meaning USA customers will not be receiving Lightroom 5 with their camera purchases.
On Thursday, we posted about an economical, Do-It-Yourself method for controlling your Canon DSLR over Wi-Fi. Using a rooted Android media stick and the DSLR Controller and DSLR Controller Wi-Fi Stick apps, we were successfully able to remotely control a Canon 7D using an Google Nexus 7. Check out our post for more information.
On Friday, we covered a serious Adobe security breach. Adobe admits that it was recently hacked and sensitive data pertaining to 2.9 million user accounts was compromised. Unfortunately, that’s not all. Unauthorized parties were also able to gain access to source code for several Adobe products. This may eventually lead to problems for end users as the hackers learn how to exploit security issues that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
In site news and reviews...
This week, Bryan celebrated “Filter Week” by updating various filter and filter accessory reviews. Bryan updated reviews for UV/clear filters, circular polarizers, neutral density filters, step up rings, and filter wrenches. Check out our filter review page for all the latest information.
And, for our deal of the week…
On Thursday, we posted an eBay deal from Adorama Camera where you could get a Refurbished Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens for $192.00 with free shipping [auction has ended]. That’s 60% savings off the normal, new retail price.
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"
By the end of this free workshop, you'll be prepared to take inventive editorial-quality photos that reflect your unique imagination and point of view as an artist.
Along the way, attendees will also learn about specific features of Photoshop like:
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Date: Monday, October 21st
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
Title: The Complete Digital Photography Process with Jim DiVitale
Presenter: Jim DiVitale
*Sponsored by Hunt's Photo & Video
Digital Photography is about quality control in a photographer’s image making. All photographers have the same goal in digital photography, to create beautiful images with precision tonal control, and to simplify the production workflow with predictable and repeatable results. In this program, Jim will demonstrate problem-solving techniques using digital capture and Photoshop to streamline both the creative and production of the digital imaging workflow to improve quality and save time.
Topics will include calibration and custom profiling of the camera, monitor and printer to achieve a closed loop of controlled color management. Webinar attendees will also learn how to use Wacom products to streamline the work, and a start to finish approach to digital photography, using several photographic elements to create multi-image photographs for commercial photo-illustrations. Jim's portfolio and digital imaging Blog can be viewed at DiVitalePhotography.com
To register for the free 1:00 pm EDT (10/21) webinar, visit:
Adorama carries X-Rite products.
Unfortunately, that's not all. Adobe has reported that source code for Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and other Adobe products was also accessed by unauthorized parties. This access will surely make it easier for hackers to find obscure security holes that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Be sure to keep your software up-to-date to help avoid exploitation.
For the sample picture above, I used the following gear and apps:
I'm not 100% sure I'd depend on this setup if I only had one opportunity to get a shot. However, it does work - and it's probably the cheapest way to control your DSLR via Wi-Fi (if it isn't already built in, that is). And if nothing else, it's a great way to take pictures of skittish backyard wildlife! :-)
"Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom 5 photo editing software now comes bundled on a DVD with two of Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras: the EOS 6D and the EOS 5D Mark III."
We asked a Canon Europe representative if this promotion would be expanded to the US market, and the representative replied:
"...this is a region specific promotion, only in Europe, which we are running in conjunction with Adobe."
So it looks like the European market is getting Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for free when they purchase a 5D Mark III or 6D DSLR. That's a great promotional deal. Unfortunately, US customers won't be receiving the same deal - but they can always get Lightroom 5 from Adorama. ;-)
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