Q and A: RAW Capture @ Photocrati

Fri December 11, 2009

Q. I need some advice about using RAW capture mode. I have just started shooting in RAW mode but after some research on the Internet, I still have some questions about RAW. Why won’t Photoshop CS3 or Elements 7 open and convert the RAW files from my EOS T1i? Also, when using the Canon DPP software, should I save the photos to an 8-bit Tif or a 16-bit Tif?

Read the Answer at: Photocrati

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How to Light a Big Group in a Big, Dark Room @ STROBIST

Fri December 11, 2009

Lighting a big group in a dark place is no mean feat. David Hobby of the Strobist shows how and Ronan Palliser tries it out with good success.

[ Read the article at: Strobist ]


Photoxels on Facebook: Understanding Exposure

Wed December 9, 2009

We’ve posted a series of discussions on Photoxels on Facebook using the book “Understanding Exposure” by Bryan Peterson. We intend to go through it chapter by chapter, so if you have this book and would still like some guidance, join us!

[ Read the tutorials at: Photoxels on Facebook ]

Articles, Videos

White on White Masking Technique for Masking Hair by Russell Brown

Sun December 6, 2009

Straight from the master himself, ladies and gentlemen, I present Mr. Russell Preston Brown…


“No Photography” Law Amended

Sat December 5, 2009

Can it be true? UK Police has been instructed to stop using anti-terror laws to question and search innocent photographers.

The message says: “Officers and community support officers are reminded that we should not be stopping and searching people for taking photos. Unnecessarily restricting photography, whether from the casual tourist or professional, is unacceptable.”

[ Read the article at: The Independent ]


What’s In The Box

Tue December 1, 2009

Many of you may have purchased a digital SLR camera for the first time during the sales period of the last few days. We’ve posted a short discussion topic on “Photoxels on Facebook” on what you should expect to find in the box.

“Photoxels on Facebook” is where absolute beginnner photographers can learn more about digital cameras and digital photography.

[ View the topic on: Photoxels on Facebook ]

Articles, Videos

Swimmer’s Shoot

Mon November 30, 2009

DSLR + External Flash = Fantastic pictures!


Take Product Photos, Easy!

Mon November 30, 2009

Flint Hannah has shared a tutorial on how to take the perfectly lit product photo, the simple way. And I have to say that it is in one of the easiest-to-understand tutorial we’ve read in a long time. It is described step by step and well illustrated so there can be no confusion.

It is a breath of fresh air to read a “real” tutorial as opposed to the drivel many publishes, illustrated with stock photos that they have not taken themselves.

[ Read the tutorial at: photo tuts plus ]


Which Camera To Buy???

Thu November 26, 2009

Many of you are thinking of taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to make that digital camera purchase and perhaps wondering which camera to buy?

Here are some articles that may help you narrow down your choices:


TIME Cover shot with RED Camera. So???

Thu November 26, 2009



The real news, of course, is that the RED camera is slowly but surely making inroads into mainstream businesses. Featuring modular components, the RED One body retails for US $17,500 — relatively inexpensive compared to the Digital Cinema cameras traditionally used (from Panavision, Dalsa, Arri, SI and Sony) by the movie industry and costing 5-20 times more.

[ via PDNPulse ]

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Photoxels Gift Guide – Best Digital Cameras of 2009

Wed November 25, 2009

Photoxels Gift Guide 2009

Digital Cameras Gift Guide 2009 – The Best of the Best

If you are looking for the gift that lasts a lifetime in memories, you have come to the right place. Our editors sift through the 100+ digital cameras introduced during 2009 and point out the best of the best. There’s got to be one for that special someone.

If you are not sure which type of digital cameras to buy yet, maybe one of our Buyer’s Guides may be helpful:

Then come back here to view our recommendations for 2009.

We scoured the Internet for all the best reviews and compiled the following list. This list is based on our own reviews plus the reviews of the best expert reviewers on the Web. You can therefore be confident that these are indeed the best digital cameras of 2009. We give you the links so you can check out the reviews for yourself and make an informed decision to get the 2009 camera that is best for you.

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Best Advanced DSLRs of 2009

Best Enthusiast DSLRs of 2009

Best Family DSLRs of 2009

Best Digital Interchangeable Lens Cameras of 2009

Best Compact For Serious Photography of 2009

Best Ultra Zooms of 2009

Best Compact Travel Ultra Zooms of 2009

Best Family Low-Light Compact of 2009

Best Travel Compact of 2009

Runner Ups


Photographing Children

Mon November 23, 2009

This is the first part of a three-part series on Photographing Children, written for the Canon Digital Learning Center by Heather Lickliter.

[ Read the tutorial at: Canon ]

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