photography

Here’s a great little vignette with Gregory Heisler talking about the things it takes to get genuine expressions on portrait subjects.

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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.

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GearPack 60 DL

Kata has several new D-Light camera bags geared toward the hobbyist/enthusiast user.  You can find Kata bags here at B&H Photo.

See the full line-up pricing and descriptions below. [click to continue…]

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Photographer Duncan Davidson has a theory on why we always cringe at photos of ourselves.  In the above TED audition video, he explains his theory of how it comes down to our perception based on how we are accustomed to seeing ourselves.

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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.

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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.

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