Category: Technique

Monday, December 20, 2010

Only 15% Backup Regularly

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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Only 15% of consumers back up their computer files on a regular basis (once a week or more). In a survey by Acronis, almost a third (29%) do not back up their files, photos and music, while a quarter (25%) state that they only back up when they remember.

Do you back-up your photos regularly? If so, what kind of system do you have in place? Let us know in the Comments.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PhotographyBB Online Magazine 32nd Edition

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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The 32nd edition of the downloadable PhotographyBB Online Magazine is now available. The month’s edition examines the origins of noise in digital images and how best to minimize the effects of digital noise. This release also explores lighting techniques for product photography using a single light source, travel photography tips for protecting both the photographer and equipment, and a look at how photographers can make use of YouTube for learning, networking, and self-promotion.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PhotographyBB Online Magazine 30th Edition

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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The 30th edition of the PhotographyBB Online Magazine has just been released. Editor in Chief, Dave Seeram, commented “We’ve got another superb issue filled with photography tips for the nature photographer, a thought provoking look at where digital art sits in the world of ‘art’, and a tutorial on how photographers can make use of some cool Facebook automation features to better share their photos with the world.” PhotographyBB Online Magazine is a free publication with the goal of educating beginner to intermediate level photographers.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thames Valley Photo Workshops

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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Thames Valley Photo Workshops offers photo training for all photographers. The ten week Foundation and Professional courses will be launched at a welcome evening on September 2nd at 6.30pm at the Images By Kevin studio at the Lamb Arcade, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The Thames Valley Photo Workshops marry a range of digital capture and post-production techniques with contextual studies and professional practice.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Impressions of Kerala Photo Tour

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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Explore the highlights and hidden delights of the languid and exotic state of Kerala on a new Better Travel Photography photo tour. The tour includes custom tuition from Steve Davey, which takes the form of illustrated talks, group practical sessions and work critiques. The tour departs from Cochin, India on the 24 November for 14 days, and costs £1395 excluding flights.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

How to Take Great Portraits DVD

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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SF Digital have launched a downloadable eDVD that explains how to take stunning portraits. This 45 minute DVD by portrait and wedding photographer Uzair Kharawala showcases various scenarios on-location and how to setup and shoot. The eDVD can be downloaded straight to your computer and is available now at the special pre-launch price of £15 (RRP £25).

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nik Software Fall 2009 Webinars

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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Nik Software has today announced its Fall 2009 Webinar schedule. Comprised of seven hour-long educational webinars covering portrait, sports/action, wildlife, landscapes, weddings, commercial photography and Capture NX2, the webinars run from October to mid-December. In addition to these webinars, Nik Software currently offers over 70 brief online learning videos.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Learn Wedding and Portrait Photography with Yervant

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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The Master Photographers Association (MPA) has announced two workshop events with renowned wedding and portrait photographer, Yervant. The first three-day intensive tutorage workshop takes place in Dublin between 30 September and 2 October, followed by a London event which starts on 6 October and runs until 8 October. The cost for the Dublin event is 1,140 Euros while the London workshop costs £975.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Free Bogen Imaging Fall / Autumn Webinar

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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Bogen Imaging is holding a free webinar called “Capturing the Brilliance of Fall: Roundtable with Adam Barker.” Professional photographer and special guest, Adam Barker, and David Fisher, Bogen Imaging’s webinar host, will discuss how to take amazing photos of the beautiful Autumn foliage. Part of the company’s Bogen Café series of free instructional webinars, the seminar will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, September 18th.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nikon UK Training Courses

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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Nikon UK is running an extensive range of training courses during the next few months. There’s something for everyone, from an introduction to DSLR photography, to a guide to Speedlight photography, to the more specialized equestrian event photography course. More Nikon training courses will be added shortly.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Photograph Andalucia with Tom Mackie

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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Landscape and architectural photographer Tom Mackie is running a new landscape and architectural workshop in Andalucia, Spain. You will get the opportunity to learn from Tom in a very small team whilst shooting amazing images of Andalucia’s famous whitewashed villages. Tom will share the secrets to his success and show you how to keep your creative-eye looking for those unique shots that he achieves time after time. This event takes place on 19th - 26th May 2009.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Learn What Makes a Great Nature Photo

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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The Nature Conservancy’s website, nature.org, has launched a new bi-monthly audio slideshow from their director of photography, Mark Godfrey. Mark walks you through some of The Nature Conservancy’s most captivating nature photography images and explains the story behind the shot. Join Mark and learn more about the craft and technique that go into great nature photography.

Website: Nature Conservancy

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Create the Perfect Book with Blurb

Mark Goldstein | Technique
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Blurb are running a free webinar tutorial that will take your bookmaking skills to the next level. Taking place at 6pm PDT on Wednesday 18th March, this intermediate webinar explores several design ideas you can use in your books, providing you with some great tips straight from Blurb’s designers. There will also be time for questions at the end of the webinar.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Free Lighting Webinar

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Free Lighting Webinar“The Language of One Light: Roundtable with Will Crockett” is a free instructional webinar. Held from 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. EDT, on Friday, March 13th, Will Crockett will provide innovative ideas on how to create great lighting to help enhance your images and creativity. US residents will also be automatically entered in a chance to win one of three Metz 58 AF-1 Flashes.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Asian Wedding Training Seminar

Mark Goldstein | Technique

The Asian Wedding Training SeminarThe Asian Wedding is a new seminar from Annabel Williams’ Contemporary Photographic Training. The seminar is hosted by guest speaker Tushar Shah, who has established one of the most successful Asian Wedding Studios in the UK. The first seminar is on 30th April 2009, priced at £250+VAT, with further dates planned for later in the year.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Training Video

Mark Goldstein | Technique

ColorMunki PhotoColour Confidence have launched an interactive training video for the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo. The flash-based tool will educate users in the basics of colour management and all aspects of the ColorMunki Photo. “The release of this series of videos is another excellent tool from X-Rite, which will help users achieve accurate colour and make managing their colour an easier task.” commented Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director, Colour Confidence.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ansel Adams Gallery’s One Day Workshops

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Horsetail FallsYosemite’s Horsetail Falls is the subject of The Ansel Adams Gallery’s first One Day Workshop. Michael Frye, author of the Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, will lead up to ten participants to photograph Horsetail Fall’s waterfall, which appears to glow orange-red, as if on fire. The workshop takes place on February 20th and 22nd and costs $225.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Learn How to Use Your DSLR

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Olympus E-30Olympus has launched new photography classes for beginner and intermediate DSLR camera users. Each class will be taught using one of Olympus’ popular consumer DSLRs, like the E-420, E-520 and E-30, and consumers will learn about vital elements of photography, including aperture, shutter speed, exposure and metering. Starting in in February, the half-day courses will be held at six locations throughout North America.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

RPS Workshops 2009

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Royal Photographic SocietyThe Royal Photographic Society has unveiled its workshop programme for 2009. New for this year are the ‘Fashion Photography’, ‘Product Photography’ and two business focused workshops. All workshops are open to members and non-members of The Society, and are held at the RPS headquarters in Bath.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Better Photography - Portraits in Natural Light DVD

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Better Photography - Portraits in Natural Light DVDBetter Photography - Portraits in Natural Light is a new DVD from former Sunday Times photographer Philip Dunn. This 60 minute DVD is aimed at photographers of all levels wanting to improve their portraits using natural light. Dunn explains “I demonstrate that with a little understanding of light, lenses and poses, you can create really powerful and interesting portraits without the expense and trouble of using photography studio lights.” The Better Photography - Portraits in Natural Light DVD costs £14.95 including postage in the UK.