Monthly Archives: November 2010

Portrait Lighting Cheat Sheet

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The trickiest part about strobe lighting was getting used to not having a modeling light (as you have with studio lights), however I discovered this nifty portrait lighting Cheat Sheet. The Cheat Sheet demonstrates 3 possible angles for the flash:…

Off Camera Lighting (book)

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Another book on MagCloud.com that might be of interest is Off Camera Lighting $29.99 Review 1/9/2011 Too expensive for the information it gives. Typographic nightmare, the front page alone has 7 type sets and several different fonts. The first chapter…

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

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Amazon link on the bottom of this page. $44.99 after $20 rebate. Adobe’s Photoshop is the granddaddy of all image-editing programs. It’s the Big Cheese, the industry standard against which everything else is measured. Every photo you’ve seen in a…

Light Science & Magic

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(Amazon.com link below this post) In general, Light: Science & Magic tells you everything you need to know about photography lighting. And the stuff it doesn’t tell you, it tells you how to figure out yourself. Just before I go…

Focal length and Crop factor

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The focal length of a lens is given in millimeters, and specifies whether the lens is a wide angle or telephoto. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. With a telephoto you’ll naturally get closer to subjects far away. Telephoto lenses…

How old is your Nikon lens?

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If you buy a used Nikon lens or want to know how old your own lens is, just look it up on this website; http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html Ask a seller to give you the serial number so you know the specifications they…

Velcro and Gaffer tape

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This is the McGyver solution to a lot of stuff, a must have to build your own light modifiers and to use Gels easily Without Velcro we would not have all those beautiful solutions, for example; This light modifier kit…

Workshop November 20th 2010

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After a revamp of the old workshop material it was time to launch version 3 last Saturday November 20th 2010. We (8 photographers) started around 7pm at the Studio’s of Twin Cities Photography Group.  We started with a short review…

EXIF

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Almost all digital cameras save JPEG (.jpg) files with EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) data. Camera settings and scene information are recorded by the camera into the image file. Examples of stored information are shutter speed, date and time a photo…