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 Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Wondering what the new Pelican AIR hard cases are like? Check out the just posted Pelican 1535 AIR Hard Case Review.
 
B&H has the Pelican 1535 AIR Hard Case in stock.
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Post Date: 7/6/2016 9:45:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System available for $169.00 with free expedited shipping after a $330.00 instant savings and $100.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $599.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Small Cameras Up to 5 lb
  • Create Smooth, Elegant Shots on the Fly
  • Folding Design
  • Ergonomic 3-Axis Gimbal Handle
  • Quick-Release Dovetail Plate
  • Secure Gimbal Lock for Precise Tuning
  • Adjustable Lens Support Platform
  • Large Easily Adjustable Knobs
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Post Date: 7/6/2016 8:04:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Manfrotto Off Road Hiker Backpack (30L, Blue) available for $139.88 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, 70-200 Zoom and Extra Lens
  • Removable Photo Insert with Zipper
  • Movable Touch-Fastening Dividers
  • Large Top-Flap for Weather Protection
  • Protective Rain Cover Included
  • Two Adjustable Shoulder Straps
  • Padded Adjustable Waistband for Comfort
  • Waist Band Pocket for Smartphone
  • Padded Nylon Mesh to Reduce Moisture
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Post Date: 7/6/2016 7:54:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the COOPH YouTube Channel:
 
Watch photographer Markus Berger demonstrate how to get your glow on under blacklight with these UV photography tips & tricks!
 
UV Tools and Products:
 
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Post Date: 7/6/2016 6:57:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 & Premiere Elements 14 available for $69.95 with free shipping. Regularly $149.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Photo and Video Editing Software Bundle
  • Camera Shake Reduction, Haze Removal
  • Refined Hair and Pet Fur Selections
  • Application-Based Resizing Guides
  • Supports Editing and Viewing 4K Movies
  • Video Story and Favorite Moments Modes
  • Hollywood Effects, Motion Effects
  • Guided Edits for Both Photo and Video
  • Built-In Social Media Sharing
  • For Mac OS X 10.9-10 & Windows 7, 8, 10
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Post Date: 7/6/2016 5:07:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 5, 2016
In addition to image quality results, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Lens and Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens pages. As mentioned before, both of these lenses are scheduled to have full reviews completed in the near future.
 
B&H has the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Lens and Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 7/5/2016 8:05:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Canon “Explorer of Light “ Chas Glatzer will share the thought process behind the making of an image, and the techniques used to produce consistently successful images in the field. Learn how to see and understand light, its quality, physical properties, etc., and how they relate to your subject and capture medium will allow you to take control of your imagery.
 
Link to Full Version: https://youtu.be/TT9IAusMs_c
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Post Date: 7/5/2016 5:34:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has the Dell 11.6" Inspiron 11 3000 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook available for $329.95 with free shipping. Regularly $449.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium N3700 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 11.6" Truelife IPS Multi-Touch Display
  • HD 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • 128GB SSD
  • 2-in-1 SD & MMC Media Card Reader
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / HDMI
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
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Post Date: 7/5/2016 5:15:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 4, 2016
From National Geographic:
National Geographic’s top editors explain how to keep photography honest in the era of Photoshop—and why they’ll never move the pyramids again.
 
In the digital age, when it’s easy to manipulate a photo, it’s harder than ever to ensure that the images we publish, whether on paper or on a screen, reflect the reality of what a photographer saw through his or her viewfinder. At National Geographic, where visual storytelling is part of our DNA, making sure you see real images is just as important as making sure you read true words.
 
I’ll explain how we strive to keep covertly manipulated images out of our publications—but first an admission about a time when we didn’t. Longtime readers may remember.
Check out the entire article on the National Geographic website.
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Post Date: 7/4/2016 10:54:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Scale Pattern into Place
Start by scaling and rotating the pattern into place. In this example, we also invert the pattern to change colors by pressing CTRL/CMD + I. Make sure to make the pattern a bit larger than the piece of clothing so it can be warped into place.
 
Use the Pen Tool to Cut Out Clothing
It is important to have an accurate cut out of the clothing, so the pattern looks seamless. In this example, we use the Pen Tool to cut out the original shirt. Create a pen path around the clothing by clicking and dragging to create curves.
 
After completing the pen path, right-click and turn it into a selection and feather the edge by 0.5 pixels. Next, load the selection as a layer mask for the pattern, making it only visible where the original piece of clothing is.
 
Liquify the Pattern to Fit the Clothing
To make the pattern look like it flows with the fabric, it must be warped into place. Use the liquify tool to bring in the edges of the pattern, making it look like the pattern wraps around the piece of clothing.
 
To re-create folds of fabric, use the freeze mask tool to paint over one-half of the fold. Then use the forward warp tool to push the pattern under the freeze mask. If done correctly, it will look like the original pattern curves around the folds of fabric.
 
Add Highlights and Shadows from Original Photo
The last step is to blend the pattern into the original image. In this example, we change the blend mode to ‘Multiply’ and lower the opacity to 90%.
 
Next, add shadows and highlights from the original piece of clothing. Duplicate the background layer and place it on top of the fabric layer. Right-click on the layer and select “create clipping mask”, then change the blend mode to ‘Multiply’.
 
To add highlights, duplicate the background layer and clip it to the fabric, just like the previous layer. This time set the blend mode to ‘Screen’. If needed, adjust the brightness of this layer by using a Levels adjustment - CTRL/CMD + L. Drag the black point slider to the right until the layer only appears over the highlights.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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Post Date: 7/4/2016 8:49:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
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.
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Post Date: 7/4/2016 6:58:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Vanguard Abeo Plus 363CT Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $209.99 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $429.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Lightweight, yet strong, diamond-woven carbon fiber legs for maximum stability
  • Legs adjust to 25, 50, and 80 deg angles with a quick release button
  • Rubber feet that convert to spikes for rough terrain, plus a bonus set of snow/sand feet for soft, unstable terrain
  • Thick foam on legs enable a secure grip in hot, cold, and wet weather
  • Anti-shock ring
  • Quick-flip leg locks enable fast setup and are tension adjustable
  • Anti-spin center column
  • Low-angle adapter is quick and easy to set up
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Post Date: 7/4/2016 6:46:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
During this video Bob Davis goes through the evolution of light using Speedlites, direct flash, bounce flash, multiple wireless remote flashes, and creating studio quality light anywhere, anytime.
 
Full Version: http://bit.ly/WhatTheFlashFull
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Post Date: 7/4/2016 6:39:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter available for $899.00 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $999.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Gimbal Stabilized 4K Camera
  • Camera Takes 12MP Still Photos
  • 720p HD App-Based Monitoring
  • Gimbal Control Dials on Transmitter
  • GPS for Enhanced Stability and Failsafes
  • Auto-Takeoff / Auto Return Home
  • Vision Sensor for Indoor Flight
  • Up to 23 Minutes Flying Time
  • Intelligent LiPo Flight Battery
  • Mobile Device Holder Included
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Post Date: 7/4/2016 6:21:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the WD 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo available for $379.00. Compare at $549.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 8TB Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt Ports
  • Up to 10 Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • Designed with Two Removable Drives
  • RAID 0, 1 & JBOD Compatible
  • Daisy Chain up to Six Devices
  • Compatible w/ Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Higher
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Post Date: 7/4/2016 5:10:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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