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Digital Camera 101 – Photoxels on Facebook

Fri November 13, 2009

We have added 2 posts to our series on Digital Camera 101 on Facebook. This is a tutorial covering the basics of a digital camera and we assume nothing, nada. If you are new (or know someone who is new to digital cameras), come visit and feel free to ask questions, add a comment, and contribute.

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Digital Camera 101 on Facebook

Thu November 12, 2009

We’re starting our “Photoxels on Facebook” feature with a posting (in the Discussions section) on “Digital Camera 101“. As the name implies, it covers the basics. We’re going to publish this in series and the first one discusses the different types of digital cameras available.

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Warning: Facebook and MySpace Strip Photo Copyright Data

Wed November 11, 2009

In a report published this week by the American Society of Media Photographers, they reveal that the terms of service (TOS) for Facebook, Photobucket, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter may allow these social media sites to strip the copyright data that you have painstakingly added to the photos that you post on these sites.

[ Read the full article at: PDNPulse ]


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How To Take Perfect Long Exposures @ PhotographyBLOG

Wed November 11, 2009

It’s easily done with film but more challenging using a dgital SLR camera. David Norton shows how. A tutorial not to be missed!

[ Read this immensely useful tutorial at: PhotographyBLOG ]


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Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate Photography

Wed November 11, 2009

Carla Johnson, a middle school teacher in Cambridge, Ontario, has combined her interests and expertise in Real estate and photography into her new book “Magnetic Real Estate Photography.” It’s a how-to guide for realtors and investors and is stocked with colorful images and concise tips outlining the do’s and don’ts of capturing photos of properties that will appeal to prospective buyers and renters.

[ Read the full article at: The Canadian Press ]

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Toyota Apologizes For Using Flickr Pictures

Thu November 5, 2009

Lots of people now use Flickr pictures to illustrate articles and even digital photography tutorials (giving the false impression they know what they are talking about).

Now Toyota U.S.A. has apologized to Flickr photographers for using (about 40) Flickr images without their permission in its 4Runner SUV ad.

[ via PDNPulse ]


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What Is Exposure Value

Tue November 3, 2009

You’ve seen it on some web sites where instead of giving the shutter speed and aperture used to take a picture, the exposure value (EV) is given instead. A shutter speed/aperture combination is an exposure value and many cameras now have Program Shift which allows you to shift the shutter speed/aperture in tandem to maintain the same exposure value. But for those who like to use their camera in Manual mode, Rod Lawton, of Photo-facts.com, has made available a free download of his handy Exposure Value Guide.

[ Download the Exposure Value Guide (pdf) at: Photo-facts.com ]

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Astrophotography with a Canon 500mm/4.5L lens

Tue November 3, 2009

Bob Atkins has an interesting article on how he used a Canon 500mm telephoto lens and a 2x multiplier to take pictures of Jupiter and its moons. If you already have this lens, then you’ve got to read this article.

[ Read the article at: Bob Atkins ]


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Canon Lucky 4

Wed October 28, 2009

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

In Chinese, the number 4 rhymes with “death”, is therefore considered unlucky and is generally avoided. That is why you might have a hard time selling your house with one or more “4”s in the street number to a traditional Chinese family. But this superstition has, as far as I am aware of, not extended to electronic products. Canon has no problem with naming its product with the digit “4” in it, as in “Digic 4″ and now the “EOS 1D Mark IV [Specs].” In fact, Tsunemasa Ohara, senior general manager, Photo Products Group at Canon Inc. states categorically in a BJP interview, “We don’t think 4 is unlucky.

No, but perhaps “7” (considered a “good” number by some cultures) is, as in the “Ghosting phenomenon” in the EOS 7D [Specs]?

[ Read the article at: BJP ]


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Small Cameras, Large Sensors, The Challenge

Tue October 27, 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

The future is clearly compact digital cameras with large sensors, like the Panasonic GF1 [Specs], pictured above. But, the first generation of such digital cameras face some real technological challenges and many are wondering why. To find out, Dan Havlik, PDN’s Technology Specialist, talks to representatives from Sigma, Olympus and Leica to find out what is so tough about putting a large image sensor into a small camera body — and what they see for the future.

[ Read the full article at: PDNGearGuide ]


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Fall Foliage Photography @ Bob Atkins

Sun October 25, 2009

One of the advantages of having four seasons is the glorious Fall foliage. Bob Atkins has great tips on how best to capture these shots, including the use of filters and post processing in the digital era to bring out the true Fall colors.

[ Read the Fall Foliage Photography tutorial at: Bob Atkins ]

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Nikon D3 Fights “Crime” in The Netherlands

Mon October 19, 2009

Nikon D3

Nikon D3

The Nikon D3’s fast continuous shooting of 9fps has made it the digital SLR camera of choice for the police force in The Netherlands [map].

The Nikon D3 is fixed behind the windshield of a police car which is then driven across the area of a car accident (involving serious or fatal injuries), shooting at 9 frames per second. Where it used to take 20 minutes to record a 70-meter track, it now takes a mere 30 seconds. Why the D3? Besides its fast continuous shooting speed, its low light capability also played a determining factor.


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