The Nikon D7000 has received an unnofficial firmware update that allows you to get around the lowly record time limits for video. The Nikon Hacker team now has lifted the limit to 25-30 minutes for the D3100, D5100 and D7000 cameras. Note that this is an unofficial update and not sanctioned by Nikon. use at your own risk.
[Nikon Hacker via Nikon Rumors]
Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Jeff Revell. The book covers Lightroom 4 editing; however, Jeff says he wrote the book with the notion in mind that Lightroom version 2 and 3 users would still be able to take advantage of the information.
Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $13.63 on Amazon.com.
Here’s a Canon 5D Mark III demo video from Canon France: [click to continue…]
Here’s another Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek. This one shows off a selective focus tool that can be quickly applied.
Note the available options include field blur and tilt shift in addition to the iris blur demonstrated in the video. It will be interesting to see how this works when you want to show some shallow depth of field behind a subject while the subject remains in place. I would imagine that that you’ll be able to mask your subject out and then apply the blur to the background layer similar to how we already do in Alien Skin’s Bokeh 2.
Hopefully, the wait won’t be much longer…
Syl Arena recently put on a Speedliting class at B&H Photo‘s event space. The very cool folks at B&H have made the entire 1 hour 43 minute presentation available to watch online for free. Check it out below. [click to continue…]
Here’s another Photoshop CS6 sneek peak showing off some things that should speed up the migration to the new version, as well as simply making Photoshop easier to use.
[via John Nack]