Category: More Photography Tips

A Really Busy Bee for Bee Thursday

This one was shot with my old Canon EOS 20D, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM , and the Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube Set .

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Some Photos from the Wrestling Tounament I Covered last Saturday

One of the photos from last Saturday's Wrestling Tournament, There were four big mats that filled the entire basketball court, four matches at the same time.   It was my second time to shoot wrestling, the first one was a month ago when I shot a two hour match. Last Saturday was a grueling 6 […]

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Using Topaz Lens Effects, Before and After Comparisson

The Dreamy Effect via Topaz Lens Effects

Todays #Macro Monday Sub Theme is Dreamy, like the usual, I dug through my archives and I found the photo. It was ok and perfect for today's theme, but I wanted to add a little more lens effect.  Topaz Labs has the right tool for the job, the Topaz Lens Effects. Lens Effects is one the […]

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Exploring Infrared Photography

For this IR photo I use an old Sony DSC-V3 point and shoot camera, night shot enabled and then I use a IR Filter and a ND Filter. Here’s the setup http://goo.gl/Q8JVS, this is the older sony camera that I also used http://goo.gl/ZpuxQ, more info:http://goo.gl/ud0df

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Daytime Long Exposure

  There are many ways to do a long exposure during daytime and one of that is to use a smaller aperture (Large F number). TitleStream in the Forrest

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Asian Elephants at the Smithsonian National Zoo

  This photo of Kandula was taken at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC. This was shot handheld using the Non IS Canon EF 400mm F/5.6L USM at 1/400, F/5.6 with an ISO of 400 and a Canon EOS 60D. In this photo I waited for Kandula to get closer so I can get […]

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Use the Lightroom Adjustment Brush to Enhance Small Sections or Part of Photos

  Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush is a really powerful tool. With it, you can make local adjustments to your photos with having to touch the entire photograph. This is one of my most used feature in Lightroom, let's take the photo above as an example. I used the adjustment brush to boost the exposure, brightness, shadow […]

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Wildlife in Black and White

  Download Hi-Res | Buy Print Sometimes it is nice to remove colors in a photograph. Like the photo above, I converted it to a black and white photo with a vintage feel using lightroom. Taking colors out can sometimes add drama and creativity to your photo. I created a Lightroom 4 preset based on […]

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New Toy. Olymus PEN E-PL1

Yesterday I got my Olympus PEN E-PL1 and boy, I can’t wait to try  it. I only got the body and plan to use it with my current EF Lenses and FD Lenses. Here it is sporting a Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM. Using it was a big difference compare to DSLR, first off the […]

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Lightroom 4 Adjustment Brush Basics by Matt Kloskowski

This is such a great tool. Thanks to Adobe, now I can do some small adjustments inside Lightroom without having to open the image in Photoshop. Watch how Matt Kloskowski enhance the sample photo.

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Today’s Catch – Rain Drops

Rain Drops by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Hover on image for exif info. Click on the image to enlarge. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 60DExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/100F Number9ISO500Focal Length180mmMetering ModePatternTitleMacroNature-3044

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Cheap Follow Focus / Focus Assist for Your DSLR

Ok, I really need to share this. Two weeks ago, I needed to shoot a short video for a friend. So I thought of making some sort of simple follow focus that I can use. We all know that the cheapest follow focus will easily go from $100 and more. So scratch that. I'm not […]

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Today’s Catch – Bird in The Rain

Bird in the Rain by Ness Flores is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. It was raining all day today, but the birds were still out  playing, I can here them enjoying the rain, so I grab my gear and sat by the front door, I was lucky enough to get a […]

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Masking in Photoshop CS5

  I just love this feature in CS 5 I have to share it with everyone.   In this episode, Russell Brown demonstrates how beginning and advanced users can quickly and easily create professional quality masks using Photoshop CS5's Refine Mask panel. More tips like this at http://tv.adobe.com

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Simple Tips For Memorable Halloween Photographs

Crazy custumes, spooky decorations, wacky funny people, it’s this time of the year where we go crazy about anything scary. Halloween is such an awesome tradition, so why not go out there have fun and make some great pictures.  There are plenty of subjects to photograph during  Halloween all you need is your camera, a […]

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Learn to Anticipate and Capture Amazing Wildlife Action Photos

Taken with a 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. ISO 200, 200mm, 1/400, F/10, Aperture Priority. One great tool in capturing beautiful live actions shots is anticipation. A good knowledge of your subjects behavior can greatly help you capture amazing photos. When you learned how and when your subject will do sorts of things you can […]

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When Photographing Wildlife, Look For Something That Tells A Story

Taken with a 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. ISO 400, 200mm, 1/200, F/4, Aperture Priority. Photographing wildlife at the local zoo can be really fun and exciting and at the same time challenging and frustrating. Why? First off at the zoo photographers have to overcome some barriers and obstructions that limits the photographers ability to […]

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Lightroom 3 Error : “The following files were imported but could not be renamed”

Last weekend, I encountered an error in Lightroom. When I import direct from the card into my Lightroom 3.4 Library I get the following message stating something like: Import results. Some import operations were not performed: The following files were imported but could not be renamed.   When I pressed ok. I hen realized that […]

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Don’t be Afraid to Crop Your Photos

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. Change can be a good thing. There are times that the default rectangular format of a photograph can get boring and the easiest way to address this is to crop your photos. You can also use cropping to minimize or eliminate distraction and it’s […]

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Look Up, You’ll Never Know What’s Up There.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 USM Lens. Shot in Manual mode @ 1/500, ISO 200, F/8, 10mm. Here’s a very useful tip that some of us doesn’t do often, that includes me: Try to look up then look down, I don’t know why but, it seems that it’s always easy to look […]

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