Olympic Photographer Lens Cap Fail

How many of you have ever left your lens cap on the camera and missed an important shot?  (I’m guilty.)

The photographer in the above video had the misfortune of making that mistake in front of TV cameras for the whole world to see.  I hope he still got a keeper or two after he figured out the malfunction.

[via Fstoppers]

LevelUp for Photoshop Makes a Game of Learning Photoshop

Level Up for Photoshop Game

Adobe has launched a new game for learning your way around Photoshop.

LevelUp for Photoshop is a game of missions — and points and rewards — that guide you along the way of learning basic Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and CS6 software skills. If you are a photographer and are just starting to use Photoshop, this is the game for you.

More details on Adobe’s website.

Aviary Camera and Photo Editing App for iOS and Android

Aviary

Aviary is now available as an app on both iOS and Android.  The app features a camera function, as well as powerful image editing features that allow you to apply Instagram-like looks, crop, rotate, add text and lots more.

At first blush, Aviary appears to be one of the better Android apps that I’ve used, although Camera Awesome and/or Camera+ should measure at or above Aviary’s features on iOS devices.

The app is free with additional presets available for in-app purchase.  You can find Aviary on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

[via PetaPixel]

Manfrotto Lino Apparel Collection for Women

Manfrotto Lino Apparel for Women

Manfrotto recently introduced a new line of pro photo apparel for women.  The Lino Apparel Collection includes four items that are specially designed for the female shape: Pro Field Jacket, Pro Photo Vest, Pro Soft Shell Jacket and Pro Air Jacket. Also included in the new line is a unisex wind and waterproof poncho.

Check availability at B&H Photo.

Specs and pricing below.

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Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual – New Book

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual is a new book O’Reilly Media and author Lesa Snider, who explains what the book is made of.

“This edition features all new screen shots, new and updated practical techniques, as well as a new chapter on video editing… It’s simply the most comprehensive yet conversational, Photoshop book on the market and I’m incredibly proud to have it available upon ship date of the software.”

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual retails for $49.99, however, you can currently find it for $27.26 on Amazon.

 

Canon Rebel T4i/650D Rumored Specs

Canon Rumors believes they have solid word on the short spec list for the upcoming Canon Rebel T4i set to replace the T3i.

  • 18MP Sensor
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
  • June Announcement

If these are for real, this could be the third generation of the same 18MP sensor in the Rebel line-up. [Read more...]