Monthly Archives April 2011

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Three Studio Portrait Lighting Techniques using one light

If you getting into studio/simple off-camera flash, then you’ll enjoy this tutorial by prophotolife.com. In this tutorial they go over three simple but effective lighting setups that you can do using just one light. Have a look at this video here.


Looking to buy a new lens?

For every lens out there, there are tons of different reviews and opinions that can help make up our mind about which lens you would like to buy...

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The Mountain

If you haven’t seen this video floating around the internet yet, its worth a watch. One of the better time lapse video’s I’ve seen recently. Also have a look at the author’s Vimeo channel for a few more… (click on the picture to view)

Lightroom Layers

This week OnOneSoftware released a new plugin for Lightroom that adds layers functionality. Its still under development so they are giving the beta version away for free till June.

If you’ve never used Lightroom and want to try it out, download the 30 day trial from Adobe...

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Shock, horror, gasp!

No need to worry, just yet. The background image has temporarily been removed and I would like you to let me know if you see an improvement in the loading speed of pages, general speed, etc. Thanks.

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Marc Silber visits Ansel Adams

In this video, Marc Silber visits one of Ansel’s homes. He gets a tour with Ansel’s son who shows him some of his father’s most iconic pictures as well as the darkroom where Ansel made a lot of his work. If you like landscapes, then you going to like this video. You’ll see that photoshop is nothing new. It was invented in the darkroom a long time ago….

The Best Photoshop Tutorials of March 2011

Check out “creativefan‘s” most popular Photoshop tutorials of the month right here.

FUSION

This week Digital Pro Talk did a good Webcast on what they call “Fusion”...

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Gallery updated

The gallery of submission results for February 2011 (Set Subject – Sport) has been uploaded. Image problems have been resolved, please endeavour to size and name your images correctly if you are intending to hand in images at the meeting, prior to judging.

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Latest issue of SNAP

The latest issue of SNAP (April 2011) was emailed to the members of the WCC. Should you not have received an e-mail regarding SNAP then tell us about it. Also let us know if you received the e-mail without attachments (some mobile device users had problems)

Navigate to the SNAP page to read/download.

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Nikon D5100

Nikon released a new entry level camera this week… The D5100. Its a 16.2 megapixel camera with a 1.5x crop factor has a 3-inch swiveling LCD screen, 4fps continuous shooting, an ISO range from 100 to 6400 (which you can boost to 25600), 1080p video recording at 30fps, and built in sensor cleaning.

Has a couple of different features on it that are quite interesting… It has a “Night Vision Mode” that is effectively the equivalent of ISO 102400. Also has a built in HDR mode that combines two exposures to give you a more dynamic photo.

Light Painting

The following photos were cre...

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Update – directions to Coedmore Castle

Hi there,

This is an alternative route from the NPN Shell Service Station to Coedmore Castle. 30 minutes traveling time.

Starting point:
NPN Shell Service Station
St Johns Ave/M19

1. Head south on St Johns Ave/M19 travel 240 m
2. Continue onto M7 travel 13.8 km
3. Turn right at Bellair Rd/Wakesleigh Rd/M10 travel 160 m
4. Slight left at Cliffview Rd travel 1.1 km
5. Turn left at Sarnia Rd travel 900 m
6. Take the 1st right onto Coedmore Rd travel 1.8 km
7. Turn right at Coedmore Ave travel 1.6 km

Destination :
Entrance to Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve.
44 Coedmore Ave
Durban South 4011, Sou...

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