If you are regular reader here, you may have picked up on the fact that I use Adobe Lightroom almost exclusively as an editor for RAW images. I’m curious as to how Photography Bay’s readers break down between the two big third-party RAW editing apps – Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture.
Hit the poll below and let us know which you use. [click to continue…]
Heads up to everyone who wants to get more into HDSLR video capture – Gale Tattersall is on CreativeLIVE this weekend with a full 3-days of HDSLR instruction. If you aren’t familiar with the name, Tattersall is the Director of Photography for House. He shot the House season finale last year with the 5D Mark II.
It’s free while running live and will be available for download afterwards for a fee. Details about the program are here on CreativeLIVE. The free live stream is here on CreativeLIVE.
Camera Bits has released an updated version of Photo Mechanic. Version 4.6.5 adds a number of new features to the powerful workflow software, including live ingest, embed GPS coordinates in photos, new upload templates for secure FTP, Amazon S3, Flickr, SmugMug, Zenfolio and more.
You can download or learn more about Photo Mechanic 4.6.5 on Camera Bits website.
B&H is back with another round of markdowns on Drobo units and kits. The 4-bay Drobo has a $100 discount and rings in at $299, while other Drobo units have serious markdowns as well. This time around B&H beats Amazon’s $332 price by a good margin. The full list is below. [click to continue…]
Manfrotto and Datacolor are putting on a free online webinar that will offer tips on controlling color accuracy and using Datacolors Spyder3 color management products. The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.
You can register for the webinar at the following link:
They’ll also be giving away some free prizes to live listeners. Your registration counts as your entry.
More details below. [click to continue…]
Apple has announced Aperture 3, which offers a number of improvements over Aperture 2, including Faces, Places and Brushes. Obviously, the big news for photographers is the ability to make local adjustments with the Brushes tool. Additionally, Aperture 3 allows you to import HD video from your DSLRs and even edit it make your own movie without ever leaving Aperture. It also includes the ability to easily export video files to Apple’s Final cut software.
Aperture 3 is available for $200 or as an upgrade for Aperture 2 users for $100.
More details at Apple.com and in the press release below. [click to continue…]