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Yearly Archives: 2014

How to Create Snow in Photoshop

Here's another killer tutorial from Aaron Nace at Phlearn that will come in handy at about this time of year. This video gives you a step-by-step tutorial on adding realistic snow flakes to your image. Check it out in the video below and also head on over to Phlearn's blog post to read all about it here.


DigiCase Transport Case for the DigiPlate Pro System

A transport case has been our number one requested piece of equipment since launching the DigiPlate line. The DigiCase is based on the Pelican 1510 case for its ruggedness and it is also the largest size case you can carry-on on a commercial airline. The DigiCase active suspension system suspends the DigiPlate Pro in the middle of the case so you can leave your laptop and all your accessories attached to the DigiPlate Pro during transport. Then just pop open the case and you are ready to get to work. There is also a ton of room for cables, extra hard drives, camera bodies and lenses underneath the DigiPlate Pro. For more details and pictures, click here.


Genius technique on getting candid street photos

This trick from DigitalRevTV on how to get a candid street shot on the sly is pure genius. It's as easy as pointing your camera above the subject you want to photograph. Take a quick picture. Then point your camera at the subject you really want to shoot while pretending to review the previous photo. Then snap the candid you really want. Check out the technique here:


How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

Aaron Nace over at Phlearn.com has posted a really easy and well done tutorial on how to change the color of anything in Photoshop. Check out the full post over on Phlearn.


Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

Michael Woloszynowicz has some of the best Photoshop tutorials out there. He is very articulate and is a great teacher. He just posted a tutorial on how to enhance texture and detail in your images. And the best part is he gives you a link to a free action to download that does everything he does in the 10 minute video in about 10 seconds. Check out his full blog post on the tutorial here.


Time Stack Timelapse Tutorial

Photographer Matt Molloy has created a nice how-to time stacking tutorial from time-lapse images. He goes into further detail in a blog post you can find here.


DigiShade Lite magnetic sun shade for your MacBook Pro and Air

By popular demand, we have developed a magnetic lightweight and rigid sunscreen for the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air that sets up in seconds using a magnetic mount. The shade is made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum with durable cloth hinges which is both very lightweight and rigid and creates a professional and clean sun shade unlike many of the clunky collapsable solutions currently on the market. The DigiShade Lit is available for pre-order now.  


Some of the Best Photos of the Night Sky and How to Make Your Own

Fstoppers has posted an awesome article on how to shoot those great night shots with stars and the milky way. They even give good insight and where and when to shoot those shots along with the all important post processing. Check out the article on their site.


A Photographer’s Guide to the First Amendment (and what to do if you get arrested)

PDN has posted and interview with Mickey Osterreicher who is the lead counsel for the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association). He explains the laws that protect news photographers from police interference. He also offers tips on how to avoid confrontations with police, how to protect yourself legally, and what to do if you get arrested. Check the short but informative video here.


How To Use AF-On for a Faster Autofocus Workflow

This may be remedial for some people but we just came across this and have either forgotten about this little gem or really never discovered it all. Steve Perry has a great little how-to video on improving your workflow when shooting with autofocus by utilizing the AF-On button and disabling focus on the shutter button half-press.


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