Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lightroom Webinars from Pretty Presets

I have not watched these yet.  The first two look fairly basic, but there should be some useful review material in all three.  It’s always nice to check in from time to time on the basics, because our workflow habits drift over time, and not always in the best ways…  (Bad Habits!)

We recently offered three webinars for different levels of users in Lightroom. I wanted to share each link so you can catch up if you have time!

Lightroom for Beginners: We'll cover basic importing, the develop module, simple edit steps with presets and brushes and a basic export.

*Intermediate Lightroom Webinar*: We'll cover more about collections, keywords, virtual copies, snapshots, editing with presets and brushes, local adjustment tools, syncing, and exporting.

Advanced Lightroom Webinar: We'll cover more about library filters, metadata, shortcuts that save time, taking pics to photoshop and back to LR, and advanced exporting.

14 Fabulous Photography Freebies That Include E-Books, Courses and Presets

14 Fabulous Photography Freebies That Include E-Books, Courses and Presets: "So we, at Light Stalking, decided to indulge our readers once more in freebie fantasy by sharing links to fabulous free stuff. We’ve scouted the whole wide world of web to put together 14 more cool freebies for you that include photography eBooks, online guides & courses and software presets. We hope you like them."

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Some HD-SLR Video Gear Links

Rigs and Accessories - DSLR Video Shooter:

Vidpro MR-400 Motorized Focus & Zoom Rig VIMR400 B&H Photo: "The Vidpro MR-400 Motorized Focus & Zoom Rig features a battery-powered focus and zoom belt drive system, a height-adjustable baseplate, 3-door mattebox, and 5 lb counterweight. Integrated thumb switches on the handles control the drive belts at variable speeds dependant on the pressure you apply. A second set of identical switches is located on a rear-mounted component and enables comfortable control when you have the rig mounted on a tripod. The baseplate and shoulder pad both have 1/4" tripod-mount threads underneath."

Essential HD Video Accessories for DSLRs from Adorama Learning Center: "Convergence is a marvelous thing. The ability to combine the elements of high-tech electronics and software in unprecedented new ways his resulted in such marvels as the iPhone, the Blackberry, 8-megapixel cell phones, and yes, digital SLRs that can shoot HD movies of breathtaking quality. When I asked a PhD physicist and software developer why Nikon, Canon and now Panasonic decided to include HD movie capability in their latest DSLRs, he responded laconically, “Because they can.” Yes, you can shoot HD movies with your HD-enabled DSLR alone without using any accessories whatsoever other than a lens and a high-capacity memory card, but if your aim is to produce professional looking movies and movie clips, the following accessories will certainly help."

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Event Photography Training Course

This is one I would like to take, but I need gear first...  I suppose I'll just have to rely on raw brilliance for the time being, and refine that shit later!

Event Photography Training Course: "We Are All Event Photographers—
So Isn't it Time You Became a Great One?
And Maybe Even Made Some Money with
Your Camera?
Let's face it, we are ALL event photographers. Even if you have no desire to shoot professional events for money, if you are the person in your family with a decent camera, then you get called on to shoot the kid's birthday party, your friend's concert, the school play, or the family reunion.

This course teaches you the techniques used by professionals to get great photos—every time—even in the most difficult conditions."

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Free Photography Tutorials on Portraits, Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom

Free Photography Tutorials on Portraits, Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom:

Steele Training

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Intro to Shooting on DSLR - Stage 32

Intro to Shooting on DSLR - Stage 32: "Many here on Stage 32 like the idea of producing and shooting your own movies, and often you may have a very limited or no budget available. You will therefore often need to compromise and work around obstacles and challenges.

In this webinar I examine both the benefits of shooting on DSLR's and I also take a look at some of the challenges they often throw up for the filmmaker. Shooting a movie on a DSLR often requires different additional accessories and lenses to turn it from a stills camera into a camera capable of consistently recording high quality moving images. I take a look at some well-known movies where a DSLR has been used, and examine how they have been used there."

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Introducing the New Nikon Educational Series for Videographers | Nikon Cinema

Introducing the New Nikon Educational Series for Videographers | Nikon Cinema: "There’s an art and a science to creating great cinema. You bring the art, we’ll help explain the science.

In this newest educational series, “HD-SLR Video Tips,” Nikon presents tips and techniques to assist you as you build upon/expand your HD-SLR cinematography skills. If you are brand new to filming or simply just don’t know where to start, we’re here to help take the fear out of video capture. Or maybe you have the basics mastered but you’re looking to increase your skill set. Either way, there’s always something new to learn as technology evolves."

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