WiFi is the future, and the future is now! 2012 saw thew advent of the WiFi enabled camera.  We believe there are a lot more to come in 2013 and fully expect the technology to develop rather quickly over the next 12-24 months.  Personally, I’m excited about this because it opens up infinite possibilities for new and innovative creative effects that can be produced right in camera! Although there are still relatively few WiFi enabled cameras today, Sony boast 2 of them in the form of the NEX 5r and NEX6, and the company has just released 2 new apps [More]
HDR Photography is a hot ticket these days, and it’s hard not to love the rich colorful images that are inherent of the genre.  HDR Photography is a range of methods used to provide higher dynamic range from the imaging process by taking multiple pictures at different exposure levels and intelligently stitching them together to produce a picture that is representative in both dark and bright areas.  In other words, boosting the dynamic range of your images.  Though the process sounds fairly complicated, as technology advances, the once tangled processes that were necessary to create these beautiful images are becoming [More]
For those looking to bone up on the Photoshop Skills, B&H posted an excellent tutorial (above) by photographer (and highly skilled Photoshop Guy) Jeff Cable, who lectures on / demonstrates the top 15 tools that you need to know for quick and easy editing.  It’s almost 2 hours long, but it’s chock full of info and well worth the time if you really want to up your Photoshop game. Tools Included in the Video: Straightening – For those ever-so-slightly crooked pictures Exposure – This contains the highlight and shadow sliders allowing you to fine-tune your exposure Contrast – To give [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]
Here’s a collection of some of the Best Photo Apps for your iPad. Some really cool stuff here 1. CameraBag The New York Times says “If you buy just one filter app, make it CameraBag.” – Dramatically enhance your photos using the many classic camera and film simulations in CameraBag. It’s like having a dozen unique cameras all in one app! CameraBag focuses on emulating styles and processes from some of the most interesting cameras of the past to enhance the mood of an image, and the results are stunning.The cameras included in CameraBag are:”Helga” – Square-format toy camera with [More]
(From PetaPixel)   While in High School, photographer Devon Mikale created a lengthy manual for his newspaper class to help others learn how to get started in Photoshop. The high school’s faculty loved it so much that they ended up purchasing it for re-distribution in future classes. Mikale has graciously allowed us to publish the guide here for free. There’s a lot of images and information, but if you’re just getting started and have been overwhelmed by all the different things you need to learn, this guide will walk you through the fundamentals. If you’d like a copy to print out [More]
(Video above courtesy of Snapheal) SnapHeal is an excellent photo touch-up app for the Mac that you can get at the app store for only $20 USD (now on sale for $9.99).  This is an ideal solution for someone who doesn’t want to shell out $800 plus USD or go through the steep learning curve that it takes to learn a full editing suite like Photoshop (Heck… I’ve been using Photoshop for over 10 years, and I STILL don’t know everything it can do). SnapHeal is definitely not a replacement for Photoshop, which is a full editing suite that offers [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.