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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've all done this once or twice before—deleted images or formatted a memory card by accident. There is some software out there that can recover your images but even the best ones don't always get the job done (and the software is not always cheap!). But now Canon5Dtips has a writeup of how to do recover those images using some software that is absolutely free. The software is called PhotoRec and the writeup on how to do it all can be found here on Canon5Dtips' web site.