5D Mark II Film ‘Act of Valor’ Gets Official Trailer

Act of Valor

The first official Act of Valor trailer is out.  We’ve been hearing Shane Hurlbut (Act of Valor’s cinematographer) talk about this film for many months now.  Back in June we learned that Relativity Media picked it up for $13 Million.

(Push the resolution up to 720p and full screen the trailer below…)

This film was shot on the Canon 5D Mark II along with [Read more…]

Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center Opens

Canon Hollywood Announcement

If there was any doubt as to what kind of product Canon is launching on November 3, it should be gone now.  Canon just announced that it has opened a pro technology and support center in Hollywood “to better serve its film and television production clients.”

The new support center is located on the Sunset Gower Studio lot at 6060 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Check out the full details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Nikon 18-105mm Lens Update?

Nikon 18-105mm

Nikon Rumors has been keying in on a new DX format lens for a few weeks now.  It seems like it’s one that won’t go away.  So, as they say, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

Recently, I received word of an updated version of Nikon’s DX 18-105mm VR lens.  I didn’t pass it along because it seemed like an odd lens to update; however, as the rumormill has continued to churn, there could be something to this.  And, the 18-105mm has been a big kit lens for a couple of generations or so of DX format DSLRs.  So, maybe there’s something to it, maybe not.

Feel free to share your thoughts below.  If you have any confirming or denying details on this rumor, feel free to drop a line via the contact form.

Photoshop Elements: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

Photoshop Elements- From Snapshots to Great Shots

Photoshop Elements: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from photographer and fellow blogger, Jeff Revell.

In the book, Jeff covers the Photoshop Elements workflow from intake to print and web output.  “He covers the key software features that affect and improve your image, including: removing blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush, using masks to isolate effects, sharpening with High Pass, darkening blue skies and using gradients, creating black and white images, going wide with a Panorama, and removing people with Photomerge Scene Cleaner.”

Photoshop Elements: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com for only $14.48.