I recently got together for a G+ Hangout with Sports and Portrait Photographer Carol Schlintz and LA Based ProTog Steven Lynch (who are a couple of my colleagues and fellow “Hybrid Heroes” from DiscoverMirrorless.com) to talk about video editing basics and how to use Adobe Premiere Pro. Steven does an excellent walkthrough of the basics of editing and how to navigate the Adobe Premiere Pro workspace. Although it’s technically a “Pro” tool, Adobe Premiere Pro is easy enough to be used by beginners, but it’s also chock full of advanced features that make it a perfect choice for those looking [More]
Want to know what the future of image editing looks like?  Meet PixelTone…  and the future may be closer than you think. PetaPixel posted an article about this revolutionary new image editing app that’s not only in development, it’s already in the prototype phase.  With PixelTone, you can edit images using voice commands as well as using it’s “smart” features which will allow users to “teach” the app to identify user definable objects and people (using face detection).  It’s too early to tell what the final product will look like, but from what we’re seeing in the video, PixelTone could [More]
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most powerful image editing suites ever produced.  I’ve personally been using it since 1995, and I still don’t know everything it can do.  No doubt that Photoshop is excellent and a great tool for those who know how to use it, but it’s also quite expensive and has a steep learning curve.  But is there an alternative for those who don’t have the time to learn Photoshop or the money to afford it?  Out good friend, street photography ninja and MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com and DiscoverMirrorless.com) has compiled a list of not one, [More]
Blunty’s back!  …and this time, the DigiDIRECT TV host is talking about Vlogging and his Ultimate YouTube Setup. Blunty’s formula for vlogging perfection: the Sony RX100 compact “DSLR in your pocket” camera + an iPad mini = the best road-warrior vlogger production, editing & camera kit in the world right now? It’s a road-warrior production studio that’ll fit in your pockets! I can’t argue with Blunty here.  These are all powerful tools that will give you BIG RESULTS despite their small size. Here’s a great RX100 package that includes a 32gb Class 10 SDHC Card, a carrying case, lens cleaning [More]
Via DIYPhotography –  Looks like Adobe is unlocking the vault and allowing people to download and older version of their vaunted creative suite.  Granted, it’s not CS6, but the 2005 version (aka CS2) still kicks plenty of backside, and if you haven’t gotten into using Adobe’s tools, this is a great way to get your feet wet and learn the premier photo and video editing software on the planet. DIYP writes:  It is not the latest version, but rather the 2005 CS2 version, but it rocked back then and it still rocks today if you are looking for a free [More]
Via PetaPixel – Here’s a great video tutorial for those who are just starting out using Adobe Lightroom 4, which is one of our favorite photo editing (and now video editing too) tools. PetaPixel writes:  French photographer Serge Ramelli made this short 30-minute tutorial that teaches the basics of using Lightroom 4 to post-process your digital photographs. If you’re just getting into using Lightroom and shooting in RAW, it’s a helpful primer that will allow you to hit the ground running. Ramelli has a number of other Lightroom 4 tutorial videos, as well as a YouTube channel chock-full of helpful [More]
SLRLounge posted a great head to head test of their  ASUS G75VW-DS73 and their Apple MacBook Pro Retina for overall real-time video editing and output performance between our two machines within Adobe Premiere CS6.  Popular perception says that the Mac will be superior to the PC in virtually every way.  In an earlier test, SLRLounge tested the MacBook Pro and ASUS performance using Lightroom 4, where the MacBook Pro edged out the ASUS by a margin of around 10-15% due to the MBP’s faster CPU.  But will the tricked out ASUS, with it’s top of the line graphics card and [More]
Super-Talented Photographer Suzette Allen (one of our colleagues over on DiscoverMirrorless.com)  has just produced one of the best single Hybrid eProducts we’ve ever seen is the new Christmas “eCard” that she made for a client this week. This eCard is exactly what we think photographers should be focusing on (no pun intended ~_^) – and this time next year, we here at MirrorlessCentral.com and our friends and colleagues over at DiscoverMirrorless.com will be sharing this template with you while showing you exactly how to shoot the best possible images to fill it in. Check out the 35 second long eProduct, [More]
PetaPixel has a great post about creating a stunning slow motion video by using still photos (in this video example, the stills are from the World Wildlife Fund). PetaPixel Reports: It may be hard to believe, but all the amazing slow-motion clips you see in the video above were created using individual still photographs. Joe Fellows of London-based film production company Make Productions gathered photographs of wildlife and people from the WWF archives, and then Photoshopped and animated the images using parallax. Fellows says the technique was done by using Photoshop to extract specific portions of each photograph, which are [More]
MC Contributor Rob Domaschuk (ShootHybrid.com) interviews MC creator Scott Giorgini about the ins and outs of video production in a series of videos taken from a Google + Hangout. Consider this an open thread… Video 1 (above) is the “Pitfalls of Learning Video”. Other videos in the series are shown below: Video 2: What Gear Do I Need? Video 3: How To Record and Sync Audio Video 4: Editing Your Videos Video 5: Quality vs Quantity Video 6: Lighting Your Shots
Glove and Boots posted a HILARIOUS Sesame Street Style Photoshop Tutorial. Consider this an open thread… and ENJOY! (Check out more funny stuff on Glove and Boot’s Youtube Channel)
Cameras, lenses, lighting, software, gadgets… what 3 photo tools do our panel of pro photographers wish they started using sooner? In this hangout video, photo innovator Will Crockett from DiscoverMirrorless.com invites four of his picture pals to share their answers to this question. Hybrid imaging pros Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com), Chuck Jones (ChuckJonesPhotography.com), Carol Schlintz (ImageDreamsStudios.com) and Tom Curley (Tom-Curley.com) chime in with great info (and a few laughs!) on how you can avoid the mistakes they made as they honed their photo skills. The smarter photographer makes better pictures, so hop onto this free video from DiscoverMirrorless.com. There’s plenty more [More]
From Gary Poole of ShootSmarter.com The new tools in Lightroom 4.1 are nothing short of incredible. There are many more available options in the adjustment brush that will really help you to fine tune your finishing touches on your favorite image.