PocketWizard Announces TTL Compatibility for Nikon D810, Canon 70D & More

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PocketWizard has announced an update to its ControlTL firmware for the Canon and Nikon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.

Firmware version 3.700 for Nikon includes compatibility with the recently released D810, D610, D4S and other Nikon cameras. Additionally, firmware version 6.700 for Canon now provides TTL compatibility with the Canon 1D X, 6D and T4i as well as other recently released Canon cameras.

More details and download instructions are available here on PocketWizard’s website.

Peter Hurley Headshot Tips

If you don’t know the name, Peter Hurley is the headshot guy. In the above video, Peter shares some of this tips on headshot photography with Frank Doorhof.

If that’s the kind of thing that interests you, I’m reposting this hour-long video from the Google+ Photography Conference back in 2012 below. In it, Peter goes into much greater depth on the art of the headshot. [Read more...]

How to Hold a Camera – Beginner Tips from Karl Taylor

Pro photographer Karl Taylor is back with another tutorial video. This time around, he’s covering basic techniques for holding a camera in standing, sitting and prone positions. These are fundamental tips for getting consistently sharp images and reducing camera shake blur. If you are new to photography or just need a brush up, the video above is worth your time to watch.

For further reading on the topic, check out my article 4 Principles of Photography Marksmanship from a few years ago.

How Photographs Are Sold – New Book

How Photographs are Sold

How Photographs Are Sold is a new book from fine art photographer Alain Briot.

“The book features information from photographers who earn a living from their artwork, as well as from others who sell their artwork to further their passion rather than as their main source of income. It also includes examples from Alain’s personal experience selling his fine art photographs.”

How Photographs Are Sold retails for $36.95; however, it is currently available for $25.86 on Amazon.com.

2013 Camera & Photo Gear Gift Guide

Camera and Photo Gear Gift Guide

Welcome to the 2013 edition of Photography Bay’s Photo Gear Holiday Gift Guide.

This guide is set up in categories that describe the general type of cameras – be it a price range or general features.  You can scan the headings until you find the right category for you and your special photographer.

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Camera Settings for Shooting Fireworks

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Whether you are out on a dedicated mission or on a family outing celebrating a holiday, getting a great shot of a fireworks show is a nice feeling. While there are many different ways to capture fireworks, there are a few basic starting points for those who have never nailed that fireworks shot.

Check out these quick tips below. [Read more...]

onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 7.5 is Now Available

onOne Perfect Photosuite 7

onOne Software has just released Perfect Photo Suite 7.5. There are three editions:

  1. Standard
  2. For Lightroom & Aperture
  3. Premium

Perfect Photo Suite 7.5 includes the following applications:

  1. Perfect Effects 4
  2. Perfect B&W
  3. Perfect Portrait 2
  4. Perfect Layers 3
  5. Perfect Resize 7.5
  6. Perfect Mask 5.2
  7. FocalPoint 2

onOne Software offers support for Aperture 2.1 and 3, Photoshop CS6, CS5 and CS4, Lightroom 5, 4, 3, 2 and Photoshop CC. All versions are also capable of working as a standalone application.

The updates in Perfect Photo Suite 7.5 are noted in the breakdown from onOne Software below: [Read more...]