Lightroom – 5 Metadata
In this video you will learn how to create a Metadata template in Lightroom and apply it to your photos.
Lightroom – 5 Metadata
In this video you will learn how to create a Metadata template in Lightroom and apply it to your photos.
Think Tank Photo Release Five Small Photography Pouches and Holders
Think Tank Photo just released solutions for carrying those smaller items that tend to rattle around
and get lost in photographers’ bags and pockets. These include the Credential Holder, the AA Battery Holder, the Passport Holder, and the Large and Small Travel Pouches.
For additional information visit: www.thinktankphoto.com
Canon U.S.A. Announces 2011 Schedule for Canon Live Learning Workshop
Canon U.S.A. is proud to announce the continuation of its exclusive on-site educational experience, Canon Live Learning, which has been designed to help advanced amateur imaging enthusiasts and budding professionals improve their skills with the support of professional photographers and industry experts. Back this year by popular demand are the EOS Immersion Seminars and Workshops and the EOS Destination Workshops, each with updated and improved content. Appearing for the first time will be a new workshop series called “Deconstructing the Story: Light, Sound, Motion & EOS HD,” aimed at professional videographers and transitioning still photographers, and led by instructors from the industry-leading stillmotion™ team.
EOS Immersion Seminars and Workshops
Offered separately, EOS Immersion Sunday Workshops provide a full-day hands-on educational experience for up to 16 attendees. From the top-of-the-line EOS-1D Mark IV to the advanced EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D, students can use and learn with the camera body that best fits their needs while also experiencing Canon’s award-winning EF and EF-S lens lineup and other EOS System accessories. This year, students can choose workshops on EOS HD Video Techniques or Creative Lighting with Canon Speedlites. Ten EOS Immersion weekends are scheduled to date in 2011.Tickets for the Saturday seminar and each Sunday workshop are sold separately.
EOS Destination Workshops
The next EOS Destination Workshop is scheduled for April 9-10, 2011 in Utah’s Arches National Park with Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford as the instructor, followed by workshops in Nevada, Arizona, New Jersey, Maine, and Colorado.
Deconstructing the Story: Light, Sound, Motion & EOS HD
The first session of ‘Deconstructing the Story’ is slated for May 24-26, 2011 in Orlando, Florida followed by workshops in Cincinnati, New York City, Austin, and Seattle.
For more information and a complete listing of the 2011 Canon Live Learning workshops and seminars, please visit www.usa.canon.com/canonlivelearning.
Marketing Essentials International Announces Launch of Skip’s Summer School
It’s year three for Skip’s Summer School and founder, Skip Cohen, is once again launching what has repeatedly been described as one of the best educational programs in the professional photographic community.
“We have an all-star faculty and I’m ecstatic that Pulitzer Prize winner, Vincent LaForet will be joining us as our closing speaker for the conference. A major direction for the complete Summer School series has been to focus on diversity and new technologies. Vincent is known for his forward-thinking approach to image-making and storytelling. It’s a real honor to have him join us and a program our attendees will find incredibly valuable,” commented Cohen.
This year’s faculty includes, Scott Bourne, Jules Bianchi and Joy Bianchi-Brown, Clay Blackmore, Bambi Cantrell, Skip Cohen, Tony Corbell, Bob Davis, Jerry Ghionis, Doug Gordon, Kevin Kubota, Tamara Lackey, Vincent LaForet, Bobbi Lane, Matthew Jordan Smith and Roberto Valenzuela. New programming for 2011 includes a full day of demonstration/hands-on shooting with special concentration on lighting. Attendees will be able to chose three two-hour hands-on programs from eight different instructors on the second day of Summer School.
Just like the incredible talent of the faculty, sponsors announced so far for this year’s event are equally impressive: Albums Inc, Animoto, Asukabook, Backgrounds by Maheu, Bay Photo Lab, Canon, CLIQ, DWF, GhostRighters, GoingPro, H&H Color Lab, Marathon Press,Nik Software, Photodex, Photofocus, Profoto, PWSPI, SmugMug, Tamron, WHCC and X-Rite.
The cost to attend Skip’s Summer School is only $279. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend eleven different programs over the three days. Plus, networking with the various speakers, other attendees and vendors adds a dimension not easily found at larger programs. There’s also a special discount for alumni of previous Summer Schools, giving them an opportunity to get a 50% or full rebate of their tuition. Complete information is available on the Summer School site.
For more information about Skip’s Summer School, contact Skip Cohen at Skip@mei500.com. Full information on the complete program is available at www.mei500.com.
Last week, in the weekly paper, “Creative Loafing” they gave a review of the art show that I was in at the Morean Art Center and I am very happy, as they gave me a lot of love. It was a nine paragraph review and one third of it was about my photography and interviewed it reported that with me.
Here is an excerpt from that article, I hope to get more like this:
In contrast, St. Petersburg photographer Randy Van Duinen (included in Paradise Lost/Paradise Found) uses cutting-edge technology — HDR, or high dynamic range, photography — to produce images with a strikingly different flavor of history. Crafted to evoke the graphic style of vintage Florida postcards, Van Duinen’s pictures capture mom-and-pop businesses, like The Sands Motel on Treasure Island or the Coney Island Diner in downtown St. Pete, in bold color and surreally crisp detail.
The neat trick of HDR photography, which Van Duinen stretches to its creative limits, is that it lets shooters merge, in the computer during post-production, different versions of the same image taken at higher and lower exposures to light. For example, in “Lounging at the Sands,” the technology enables Van Duinen to capture not only the motel’s blazing yellow-and-white beach chairs and umbrellas, but also the face in shadow of a man peeking out from behind a motel room curtain.
Of course, the technique wouldn’t be worth much if Van Duinen didn’t bring a good old-fashioned artist’s eye to each composition and the careful calibrating of colors and textures in the images, which possess a distinctive painterly quality. A long-time architectural photographer by trade, Van Duinen was inspired to start documenting bits of old Florida after moving from San Francisco to Clearwater Beach (before settling in St. Pete) nearly a decade ago with his wife.
“We were seeing things of Florida just disappearing, part of the cultural history just being developed away,” he says.
To read the whole article go to: Creative Loafing
Lightroom – 4 Keywording
Key-wording can save you a lot of time if you take a few minuets after importing your photos and this video will show you how.
Tether Tools Introduces Studio Vu Monitor Bracket
Tether Tools introduces the Studio Vu monitor bracket which is designed to hold large-scale monitors for optimal viewing while shooting tethered, using LiveView or filming HD Video. The Studio VU enhances photographers’ and videographers’ tethering capability by providing a seamless connection from camera to any large monitor, iMac, or Cinema Display
The VESA compliant bracket is engineered to hold up to 80 pounds (36.5 kilograms) and is designed to fit any standard 5/8-inch(16mm) pin found on common studio support equipment. This allows for easy integration into any studio set-up. The bracket also is extremely versatile and enables photographers the ability to lock any monitor in-place while providing a tilt of ±45 degrees for optimal image viewing. The Studio Vu’s dual 5/8-inch receptors allow the monitor to rotate quickly, changing orientation from landscape to portrait depending on the desired set-up.
For additional information visit: www.TetherTools.com
Award-Winning Travel Photographer Launches New App for iPhone and iPod Touch
My Shot Lists For Travel (http://www.MyShotLists.com), a new app for iPhone and iPod touch developed by Southern California-based travel photography instructor, author and international tour guide Ralph Velasco, takes the guesswork out of travel photography and gives the user the ability to organize and track a shot list for any destination or subject.
Even the most amateur of photographers can return home with a well-rounded set of images that truly creates an overall cultural portrait of a place, and in the end, the result should be the basis for compelling slide shows, websites or photo albums, whether traveling around the world or around the corner.
Available on the App Store in iTunes, My Shot Lists For Travel fits within even the most casual photographer’s routine, and according to one reviewer it’s “like having an entire Travel Photography course in your pocket.”
Isn’t it better to have friends and family asking you to share your pictures, website or slide show, not the other way around?!
Zacuto to Sponsor Canon Filmmakers Live Events
Zacuto USA is proud to announce their sponsorship of Canon Filmmakers Live, a series of live events aimed to educate, entertain, and inspire individuals shooting video with Canon’s line of DSLR cameras. DSLR expert Philip Bloom will host each of the live events. The project was started by filmmakers Jon Connor and Cristina Valdivieso after recently holding their first workshop again with keynote speaker Philip Bloom. The event sold out and was a huge success.
“We thought if people in our own city were hungry for educational events like this, what about other cities? One thing led to another and after months of planning and preparation the Canon Filmmakers Live U.S. Tour was born,” said Connor.
The first of the 12 events will take place in Chicago on March 8th. Over the next 30 days, the project will visit Washington, D.C., Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Albuquerque, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. At each event, individuals will be able to speak with Philip Bloom about everything from camera setup to post workflow. Bloom will also be covering the latest gear and cameras, including the entire Canon DSLR line as well as the Panasonic GH2 and the Panasonic AF100.
“It has definitely been a labor of love but we really think a lot of aspiring filmmakers that wouldn’t have access to Philip Bloom, his knowledge, and experience are going to benefit greatly from this tour. Logistically this has been an overwhelming undertaking, so we definitely appreciate all of our sponsors because without them and their dedication to the independent and event filmmaking communities, none of this would be possible,” said Connor.
For additional information visit: www.canonfilmmakers.com
I had a great time at my local PPA chapter “TAPPA” first salon competition of the year and took 1st place in the unclassified category with this photo. I was told that it was between my photo and my friend Rob Moorman’s image for best of show and Rob won. Good job Rob.
Lensbaby Introduces its First 35mm Optic with 12-Blade Adjustable Aperture
Lensbaby, announces the addition of the Sweet 35 Optic to its Optic Swap System. The Sweet 35 Optic, a 35mm selective focus optic with an internal 12-blade adjustable aperture, creates a Sweet Spot of sharp focus that photographers can move around the photo by tilting their Lensbaby lens. The Sweet 35 Optic boasts the widest focal length of any selective focus Lensbaby optic, features close-focus capabilities, and is available now for use with the Lensbaby Composer®, Muse®, Control Freak™ and Scout lenses.
Departing from its interchangeable magnetic aperture system, Lensbaby has created its first optic with an adjustable aperture. With the Sweet 35, photographers can quickly and seamlessly change the aperture from f/2.5 through f/22, simply by rotating the dial on the front of the optic. The aperture opening is what controls the size of the Sweet Spot of sharp focus, giving photographers the ability to see the Sweet Spot change through the lens, without missing a moment.
For additional information visit: Lensbaby
Free Webinar – When you Travel, Bring your Passport! with Seth Resnick
Join photographer Seth Resnick in this free Webinar that will provide helpful tips on shooting in diverse locations, using X-Rite’s ColorChecker Passport to make sure color is right every time and streamline RAW workflows, using Lightroom for cataloging and filing, and more. Traveling is fun and the only thing better is enjoying beautiful photographs for years to come.
3/31/2011 – 1:00pm and 3:00pm EST
For additional information visit: X-rite Photo
Apple Unleashes New MacBook Pro Laptops with High-Speed Thunderbolt Connectivity
Apple unleashed an update to its popular MacBook Pro line this morning, adding new high-speed connectivity technology called Thunderbolt to its high-end laptops. The transfer technology was co-developed by Intel, which calls it LightPeak.
Thunderbolt is designed to help users move files — such as large images or video clips — onto the MacBook Pro laptops at approximately 10 gigabits per second. The new MacBook Pros also add a new FaceTime HD camera and feature the latest dual-core and quad-core Intel Core processors. Apple says the new MacBook Pro line is up to twice as fast as the previous generation.
For additional information visit: Apple