Photography Bay Giveaway: Domke Next Generation Chronicle Camera Bag

This week, Photography Bay has teamed up with Tiffen to give away one of its awesome Domke Next Generation Chronicle camera bags in the military ruggedwear color scheme.

Domke Chronicle Camera Bag

The Next Generation Chronicle camera bag holds a DSLR with an attached lens, plus an unattached lens such as a 70-200mm f/2.8, two additional lenses, and a flash between the GearProtex customizable insert system. Additionally it can accommodate an iPad or similar tablet inside a padded, zippered sleeve at the front. There are several external pockets and pouches that let you haul a variety of accessories.

Domke Chronicle Camera Bag open

Previously, I reviewed the Chronicle’s smaller cousin, the Herald. These are well-built bags with a great sense of style. The best part about this Domke Next Generation Chronicle camera bag is that you might just pick it up for free.

To enter for a chance to win this Domke Next Generation Chronicle camera bag, just leave a comment on this blog post and use the Rafflecopter widget below to confirm that you commented. You can earn additional entries by following or engaging with Photography Bay and Tiffen on social media or by referring others to this giveaway. Due to the intricacies of international law regarding giveaways, this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older.

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This giveaway will run from Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00PM Eastern Time through Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:00PM Eastern Time. A random winner will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway end. A response is required within 48 hours of the email send time or the winner will forfeit the prize and we will pick another random winner.

Color Grading in Tiffen Dfx 3 with CS6 and FCP X

The above video comes from a recent webinar that Tiffen put on with Richard Harrington to show off Tiffen Dfx 3.  In the video, Harrington covers some color grading techniques in several different editors that use the Dfx 3 plugin and really shows off the capabilities of this solid plugin.

The more I use this plugin, the more I like it.  It’s so very comprehensive and powerful for video, and quick for getting stylized looks from Lightroom on the photo side as well.

Tiffen Photo FX and Photo Fx Ultra 5.0

Tiffen Photo FX Ultra

Tiffen’s Photo FX 5.0 and Photo FX Ultra 5.0 are now available via the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPad.

New features in version 5.0 include the following:

Share with the World: Photo fx and Photo fx Ultra now provide a number of ways to share enhanced or retouched images. Choose from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, the Sincerely Ship & Print service as well as Email, Print, Copy, and Open In.

Bring Your Favorite Photo fx Looks into Tiffen Dfx v3: Users can save their favorite Photo fx looks into presets and import into Tiffen Dfx 3. This amazing interoperability allows users to create a “look” anywhere and bring it into Tiffen’s world-class image editing suite for use in professional production.

Get the Look You Want Faster: The latest update to Photo fx and Photo fx Ultra provides faster processing for even quicker results.

Better Resolution Quality: Icons, sliders, and text take advantage of the latest iPad Retina display, resulting in much higher resolution controls than before. This is available in the Tiffen Photo fx Ultra version only.

 Tiffen Photo fx 5.0 and Tiffen Photo fx Ultra 5.0 apps are available today for $2.99 and $4.99, respectively

Tiffen Dfx 3 Video and Photo Plug-in Review

Tiffen Dfx 3 Premiere Pro Film Stocks Panel Comparison

Tiffen Dfx 3 Premiere Pro Film Stocks Panel Comparison

Tiffen Dfx v3 is a suite of filters and effects that is available for popular video and photo applications as a plug-in or a standalone application.  Over the past few months, I have been using the software suite primarily in Premiere Pro CS5.5.  However, I have also touched on the standalone app and as well as the After Effects and Lightroom plug-in integration.

As with any software or plug-in, understanding the capabilities of it is paramount to fully utilizing the application to meet the needs of your workflow.  I don’t pretend to have an exhaustive understanding of all that’s within Tiffen Dfx 3 at this point; however, I have used it enough to realize where it meets many of my needs and makes life easier in post-production. [Read more…]