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…]

‘The Google Glass Photographer’ Parody Video Shows Just How Ridiculous Serious Photography Can Be With Google Glass

The Google Glass Photographer

What would it be like if you took Google Glass on a serious photography outing?

Macro shots? Timelapse? Weddings? Fashion?

We get answers these questions in the new parody video, ‘The Google Glass Photographer”. Check out this comical take on Google Glass below.

Lighting Bill Gates and Bono for Time – BTS with Greg Heisler

Time Cover - Bono Gates

Check out the below BTS video for Profoto Master Series with Greg Heisler as he talks his way through the his approach to shooting Bill & Melinda Gates and Bono for the cover of Time’s Person of the Year cover for 2005.

Lots of good pre-production thoughts and then curve ball adjustments once people started arriving on his set. [Read more…]

Lastolite Urban Backgrounds for Portraits

One of the very cool accessories that I saw at PhotoPlus 2012 were these urban backgrounds from Lastolite. These things fold up small and pop up into a large 5×7 background. Although the material is some sort of fabric the designs on them look absolutely real on camera.

You can get some sense of the effect in the video above; however, for a taste of how amazing these look with proper lighting, check out these samples from Frank Doorhoff.

They should be available soon. Keep watching here at B&H Photo.

The HDRI Handbook 2.0 – New Book

The HDRI Handbook 2.0 is a new book from Christian Bloch that updates the original HDRI Handbook from 2007. It is a 672 beast of a book covering all things HDR.

“It has been completely rewritten and is packed with practical hints and tips, background knowledge, reference tools, breathtaking artist portfolios, and inspiring interviews. The book includes dozens of new step-by-step tutorials, which are easy to follow with the material provided on the DVD. Beginners will get a methodically solid introduction and advanced readers will be able to refine their technique to perfection.”

The HDRI Handbook 2.0 retails for $59.95; however, it is currently available for $31.62 on Amazon.com.