Category: Technique

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.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Derrick Story Gives Photoshop Webcast

Mark Goldstein | Technique

The Photoshop CS4 Companion for PhotographersPhotoshop author Derrick Story is giving a webcast focusing on the important features in Photoshop CS4 for photographers. Taking place on Tuesday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m. PST, Story will demonstrate how to use Adobe Photoshop effectively for post production and also host an online Q&A forum. Those who attend the Webcast will receive 45 days complimentary access to The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers on Safari Books Online and the first 10 registrants to attend will receive an autographed copy of the printed book.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nikon Solutions Expo 2008

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Nikon Solutions Expo 2008The Nikon Solutions Expo professional photography show takes place next week. Held on 9-10th December at Olympia Conference Centre, London, Nikon Solutions Expo covers the complete photography workflow, from inspiration, to tips and advice on getting the right shots, to software processing and printing. A selection of high profile photographers will also be giving talks at the show, including Alex Bailey, Joe Cornish and Donovan Wylie. Entry to the Nikon Solutions Expo is free when you register online.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Photo Iconic Photography Workshops

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Photo Iconic Photography WorkshopsPhoto Iconic is running two photography workshops with Intrepid Travel in London, UK. Taking place on Wednesday 10th December, the two courses are Creative digital photography and Travel photography with a digital camera. Each course costs £40, but all participants receive £100 in vouchers towards Intrepid trips and Photo Iconic courses.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

HP Photography and Printing Master Class

Mark Goldstein | Technique

HP Designjet Z3200HP is running a series of free seminars, in collaboration with Magnum Photos, with workshops on the new HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer. The HP Photography and Printing Master Class Road Show will visit seven cities from London to Dubai between now and February. Each seminar will feature an inspirational presentation by a Magnum photographer followed by workshops focusing on the Z3200. Participating Magnum photographers include Thomas Hoepker, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Donovan Wylie, Patrick Zachmann, Carl De Keyzer and Martin Parr.

Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography

Mark Goldstein | Technique

School of Visual ArtsThe Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography degree is designed for working professionals looking to improve their skills in digital image capture. Starting in Autumn 2009, the one-year course takes a unique approach by combining web-based education with a summer residency. “This program is ideal for anyone who has a deep passion for exploring the confluence of photographic aesthetics and digital technology but can’t relocate to New York for a full calendar year of study. Ideal candidates include working photographers, photographic educators and fine artists” commented Katrin Eismann, photographer, author and chair of the MPS in Digital Photography Department. The online information session for the program will take place on Monday, December 8, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bogen Tripod Selection Webinar

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Manfrotto 055CX Carbon TripodsBogen is running a free webinar titled “Wondering How to Select the Right Tripod and Head?”. The course will provide photographers with techniques and tips for selecting and maintaining the perfect supports for their equipment. Participants will get one on-one interaction with the instructors, and will be automatically entered for a chance to win a Manfrotto tripod and head, or a Gitzo tripod and head. The Bogen Tripod webinar will be held on Friday, November 14, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Tour

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Adobe Photoshop CS4Experience the all-new Adobe Creative Suite 4 at a UK event near you. Adobe invites you to attend a local CS4 Tour event where you will experience new groundbreaking work in print, on the web, in rich media, on video and on mobile. With four different sessions to choose from, Adobe will be revealing hundreds of enhancements and new capabilities to help you develop engaging work across all media.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Two New Calumet ImageMaker DVDs

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Black & White Film Photography: Fred Picker’s Classic TrilogyTwo new titles have just been added to the Calumet Imagemaker DVD Series. In The Power of Light, acclaimed photographer, lighting expert and photo educator Tony Corbell teaches the techniques necessary to compete in professional photography. Black & White Film Photography: Fred Picker’s Classic Trilogy is a compilation of three timeless videos about traditional black-and-white photography produced by the late Fred Picker from 1989 to 1992. Both DVDs cost $39.99 and are available now.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Light & Land 2009 Tours

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Light & Land 2009 ToursLight & Land has announced its 2009 photography tour dates. With over 50 tours planned for next year, whether you are looking for a one day workshop, a long weekend in the Lake District, a saunter round Santorini, or a trek across the Namib Desert, there’s something for every photographer. Founder Charlie Waite said: ‘Light & Land has clients from all walks of life and of all ages – you will often find there’s an amazing bond which forms on many tours, a great sense of camaraderie and fun, as well as a shared interest in photography.’

Annabel Williams 2009 Workshops

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Annabel Williams 2009 WorkshopsPhotographer Annabel Williams and Contemporary Photographic Training have announced a new range of photography workshops for 2009. Held in the Lake District, UK, the workshops cater for every level of photographer, run throughout the year, and last between one and four days. ‘Photography does not need to be complicated, neither does the way we train people! No slogans, unrealistic business theories or jargon here - we implement tried and tested, sensible approaches to business - enabling development for all.’ said Catherine Connor, who runs CPT alongside Annabel Williams and Jane Breakell.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom 2

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Kubota Image ToolsKubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom 2 is a new DVD tutorial from professional photographer Kevin Kubota. Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom 2 takes digital photographers step-by-step through proper organization, efficient editing and enhancing, and final image presentation. More than just another Lightroom “Manual”, this interactive instructional DVD is based on a proven workflow system used daily by busy digital studios. The Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom 2 tutorial is available now for $99.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting DVD

Mark Goldstein | Technique

A Hands-on Guide to Creative LightingA Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting is a new instructional DVD about Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. National Geographic Traveler photographer Bob Krist and photojournalist and lighting expert Joe McNally guide viewers on advanced creative lighting techniques. Krist and McNally teach viewers how to get the most from their Nikon Speedlights. “A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting” presented by Nikon School will be available from November 1st 2008 for $39.95.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Epson Print Academy Courses

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Epson Stylus Pro R2400Epson has launched three new photography, imaging and printing training courses. The new courses cover art and macro photography, scanning, and live portrait photography. The original Print Academy, Art and Macro Photography and Scan courses cost £65, with the Live Portrait Photography workshop priced at £99.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Secrets of Digital Night Photography Webcast

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital PhotographersO’Reilly author Harold Davis is running a free webinar about night photography. Davis will demystify exposure techniques at night, and explain how he post-processes night photos. The night photography webinar will take place on October 17 at 10am PDT. Attendance is limited, so register now.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

How to Take Great Product Shots

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Lastolite Studio CubeliteBogen Imaging is holding a free webinar about taking successful product shots. Lastolite product managers will share tips on how to use the Cubelite, a quick portable lighting system, in order to get the most out of a product photo shoot. You will learn the importance of positioning and lighting and how to effortlessly produce high-quality, professional-looking product images. The course will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m EDT, on Friday, October 3rd.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Metadata Working Group Standardizes Photo Info

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Metadata Working GroupAt a press conference hosted by Microsoft yesterday at 12:15 CET at Photokina, the Metadata Working Group (MWD) – an organisation which comprises industry giants Adobe, Apple, Canon, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony –  published a set of guidelines for handling image metadata. This new set of guidelines is intended to be a specification “designed to increase interoperability and preservation of metadata in digital photographs”.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Caribbean Cruise and Photography Workshop

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Caribbean Cruise and Photography WorkshopDSLR photography, printing and imaging is the focus of an eight-day workshop cruise in the Southern Caribbean. Taking place from March 29 -April 6, 2009, this eight-day workshop cruise is limited to 20 attendees who will participate in lectures, hands-on demonstrations and critiquing sessions by four photo professionals. Each enrollee will also receive up to $1,000 in hardware and software. All-inclusive costs begin at $2,332, with non-attendee companions paying less than half.

Monday, September 15, 2008

PhotographyBB Online Magazine 8th Edition

Mark Goldstein | Technique

PhotographyBB Online Magazine 8th EditionThe eighth edition of the PhotographyBB Online Magazine has just been released. Issue 8 includes tips and techniques for using camera flash, conclusion of the four-part series on HDR photography, workflow techniques for Lightroom 2, and a tour of St. Petersburg. PhotographyBB Online Magazine is available for free download in either PDF or ZIP formats.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ColorMunki Goes on Tour

Mark Goldstein | Technique

ColorMunki PhotoColour Confidence is taking the ColorMunki on the road, with a tour of major photographic resellers across the UK. ‘Visit the MunkiHouse’ is a free event featuring live demonstrations of the ColorMunki Photo, the first spectrophotometer-based solution in its price bracket.Events in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham , Stevenage, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Burgess Hill have been confirmed so far. Attendance is free.