Category: Technique

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Photo Iconic Photography Courses

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Fireworks by supermarvin76Photo Iconic have unveiled their new photography courses for autumn 2008, which includes a course on shooting fireworks. Tuition is by award-winning photographers Chris Coe and Nick Meers, with digital imaging expertise provided by Photoshop guru Terry Steeley. Photo Iconic’s one, two and three-day photography courses start from £145.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

WildPhotos 2008

Mark Goldstein | Technique

WildPhotos 2008WildPhotos is the UK’s largest two-day photography symposium dedicated to exploring the power of wildlife photography. The event brings together photographers, both professional and amateur, editors, publishers and conservationists. Participants take part in discussion and debate, giving them the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by the best in the business. WildPhotos takes place on 31 October – 1 November at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Tickets cost £165 (standard rate) / £125 (conc. rate) for the two-day event, or £95 (standard rate) / £75 (conc. rate) for Friday or Saturday only.

Monday, July 21, 2008

RPS Photography Workshops

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Royal Photographic SocietyThe RPS has added 6 new photography workshops to its 2008 line-up. Open to non-members and members of The Society, courses range from camera and darkroom skills through to digital and wedding photography. New workshops include Introduction to Wedding Photography and Digital Printing Workshop. The Royal Photographic Society’s workshops are held at The Society headquarters in Bath, as well as other venues across the UK.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

HP MediaSmart Server and Digital Photography

Mark Goldstein | Technique

HP MediaSmart ServerSee a demonstration of the HP MediaSmart Server and find out from Windows Home Server experts how it’s the perfect solution for digital photography enthusiasts. HP and Microsoft are holding two free live webinars on July 17th and July 22nd 2008. The HP MediaSmart Server webinars cover the following topics:

- Conveniently centralize files and access them from any Internet-connected computer
- Share photos and video clips with HP Photo Webshare
- Automatically backup and protect the digital memories on home PCs running Windows XP and later operating systems
- 500GB and 1TB capacities available with room for massive expansion
- Powered by Microsoft Windows Home Server
- AMD Live! 64-bit Sempron Processor for fast file access and timely backups

Monday, July 14, 2008

Light & Land Discovery Day 2008

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Light & Land Discovery Day 2008Meet some of the UK’s finest outdoor photographers, including Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish and David Ward, at Light & Land’s 5th Discovery Day. This event also previews the extensive range of photographic tours which Light & Land has planned for 2009 and beyond. Guests will also have the opportunity to gain constructive critique on their own work. The Light & Land Discovery Day is to be held on 7th September, at Wokefield Park Executive Centre near Reading, priced at £90.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Guidance to Digital Photography

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Colour ConfidenceColour Confidence has updated its free Guidance to Digital Photography. This 60-page PDF document has been downloaded by over 15,000 users since its introduction. New areas covered include Colour management in a camera RAW workflow, Adobe RGB vs. sRGB, LCD monitors and Viewing conditions. The Guidance to Digital Photography addendum and the original download are both available free of charge from http://www.colourconfidence.com

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Canon Training for £99

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Experience SeminarsUK-based Experience Seminars are offering Canon digital SLR training packages for £99. The program, promoted by Canon, covers the Canon digital EOS system in depth along with how to get the very best out of your camera for specific photographic subjects. Experience Seminars have just moved into a new enlarged training centre at Wennington near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. The company has over 600 events covering 32 different seminars and training courses scheduled for 2008.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Rick Sammon Webcast

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing PeopleWorld-renowned photographer Rick Sammon is giving a free webcast called “10 Key Ingredients for Cookin’ Digital Pictures” on June 26th. Rick will share his top digital photography tips and favourite photo philosophies. Attendance is limited, so register now at http://oreilly.com/go/pictures

Selecting the Right Tripod and Head

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Manfrotto 190CXPRO4Bogen Imaging are holding their second free webinar, which focuses on selecting the right tripod and head. This course will provide photographers with useful tips and tricks when it comes to identifying which support products fit their needs. Participants will also have a chance to win one of two prizes which total over $800, including a Manfrotto tripod and head and a Gitzo tripod and head. The Selecting the Right Tripod and Head webinar will be held on June 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT).

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Free Apple Training Day

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Aperture 2Square Group is hosting a free event dedicated to Apple’s Professional Creative Applications in London, UK. The Square event will focus on the latest offerings from Apple in pro photo, video and audio technology, including Aperture 2. It takes place at The Design Council in London’s Covent Garden on Thursday 3rd July.

Friday, June 13, 2008

QuickPro Nikon D60 and Canon XSi Camera Guides

Mark Goldstein | Technique

QuickPro Nikon D60 Camera GuideQuickPro has just released two Camera Guides for a couple of the most popular DSLR models on the market, the Nikon D60 and Canon XSi. The QuickPro Camera Guides include interactive camera-body tours, professionally shot pictures, and are narrated by Todd Hansen, the Emmy-winning writer. “QuickPro’s mission is to make sure SLR consumers realize the potential these cameras have by empowering them with camera and photography skills through our high-quality tutorials.” commented Landon Bradfield, QuickPro’s sales manager. The Nikon D60 and Canon XSi Camera Guides cost $24.95 each.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Top 10 Tips for Night Photography

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Tower BridgeDSLR Doctor have published their top 10 tips for taking fantastic photos after dark with your DSLR camera.

“The best shooting mode to use for night photos is also the scariest for many DSLR owners – Manual exposure mode. The main reason for using this particular mode is that it’s usually the way to access the Bulb setting, which in turn allows you use shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds. Also, you’ll often find that the exposure suggested by the camera in Aperture or Shutter priority modes doesn’t give the most appealing results. Using Manual mode, you can quickly experiment with different shutter speed and apertures, finding the best combination for the subject that you’re shooting.”

Website: DSLR Doctor - Take Better Night Photos

Friday, June 6, 2008

Douglas Kirkland: Creative Inspiration Video Course

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Douglas KirklandDouglas Kirkland: Creative Inspiration is a new video course from lynda.com featuring one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th Century. Kirkland shares his insights on photography craft and technique, gleaned from 50 years photographing the entertainment industry. “Douglas Kirkland brings a lifetime of photography experience to this video course, having created some of the most iconic celebrity images of the last half-century,” says Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com. Members of the lynda.com Online Training Library receive on-demand access to this entire course, while non-members can access 10% for free.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Bogen Lighting Webinar

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Bogen ImagingBogen is running a free, introductory lighting webinar titled “How to Overcome 5 Common Problems When Shooting Outdoors.” This introductory online course on the basics of lighting will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2008. Participants will have the ability to ask questions and interact one-on-one with each speaker, and can also be selected to win one of three prizes, totaling over $400.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

£243 Off Mont Blanc Photo Course

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Mont Blanc Photo CoursePhoto Iconic is offering a discount of £243 off its Mont Blanc Adventure photography course. Taking place from July 1st-7th, you’ll be able to the summit of Mont Blanc from a fantastic position. The Mont Blanc Adventure course is available for a last-minute discount cost of £1,287 per person.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

QuickPro DVD Camera Guides

Mark Goldstein | Technique

QuickPro DVD Camera GuidesQuickPro DVD Camera Guides feature interactive camera tour of the latest DSLRs. QuickPro is now producing new DVD Camera Guide titles every month, the latest being tutorials for the popular Nikon D60 and Canon Xsi. “People don’t want to spend the hours required to read and apply a user manual,” says Landon Bradfield, QuickPro, LLC’s sales manager. “Consequently, they buy these amazing SLR cameras and then never realize their full potential and the power of this mind-blowing technology. There’s a great disconnect there, so we’re changing that with our DVD tutorials.”

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Greg Gorman Digital Workshop Series

Mark Goldstein | Technique

World-renowned photographer Greg Gorman is holding a series of week-long exclusive digital photographic workshops. This workshop series is aimed at any photographer looking to enhance their camera, lighting, color management, image editing and fine art printing skills. The weeklong workshops cost $4250 and are offered from June 8-13, August 3-8 and September 21-26, limited to nine attendees each.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tamron Photo Workshops 2008

Mark Goldstein | Technique

TamronTamron Photo Workshops are hands-on, in the classroom and in-the-field photo workshops led by professional photographers. Don Gale, Terry Livingstone, Dave Maynard, Jim Shadle, Roy Toft, and Les Voorhis are some of the photographers involved for 2008. Each weekend event, which is limited to 30 participants, includes a Friday evening photo seminar and a full day Saturday workshop in the field, and admission fees and transportation where applicable. The $179 per person cost includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or snacks, and other surprise giveaways.

Digital Photography in a Day Seminars

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Digital Photography in a Day SeminarsColour Confidence is hosting a series of one-day digital photography seminars across the UK in association with renowned photographer John Clements. ‘Digital Photography in a Day’ will offer photographers the chance to see various techniques in action. “The Digital Photography in a Day concept was developed in response to customer feedback, and we are convinced these events offer something unique for photographers of all levels”, comments Javan Bramhall, Marketing Manager of Colour Confidence. “The flexible structure of the seminars allows both established professionals and newcomers to the industry to benefit.” A series of seminars at locations across the country will take place throughout May and June, with tickets available from £40 ex. VAT for a half-day or £65 ex. VAT for a full day.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Guide to the Canon Hacker’s Development Kit

Mark Goldstein | Technique

Canon Digital IXUS 80 ISCalling all Canon compact owners. Wired.com has a great guide to using the Open-Source CHDK (Canon Hacker’s Development Kit), a supplementary firmware version which gets more out of your camera. You can add exciting new features including RAW mode, a live histogram and long exposures for night photography.

Website: Wired - Supercharge Your Camera with Open-Source CHDK Firmware