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May 232012
 
How to Post your iPhone images to Ebay

I got a very nice email from a reader that wanted to know how to post the images that she took from her iPhone, to sell on Ebay. I posted an article, “How to take better Ebay photos with your iPhone”  So this will be the follow-up to that article to that post. I thought this may be also be helpful for my other readers. So let’s get started. Items needed: Ebay App: It can be found here at the Apple App Store iPhone: iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s After you have downloaded and installed the Ebay App, you want […]

May 232012
 
Fun Photo Challenge

Summer is about to go full throttle, so I thought it would be fun to have a challenge based on summer fun that would also get our creative juices flowing. I’m calling this the Fun Photo Challenge: Arnold Palmer in Flip Flops: When I think of summer I think of Lemonade, Ice Tea, and Flip Flops. So following this theme, here are the guidelines: Image: Any camera, camera phone, film, slide, etc. Format: Any Color/B&W: Any Photoshop: No image compositing, photoshop only for small adjustments such as color, filters, HDR, etc. Special Requirements: Image must contain either Lemonade, Ice Tea, […]

May 232012
 
Fuji X-Pro1: Leica M mount to Fuji X mount Adapter Review

***Update*** June 12, 2012 With the release of the body firmware 1.10, Fujifilm has added custom frame lines to the optical viewfinder. So if you read the issues section below you will find that originally, there were no frame lines for your custom focal lengths. With the firmware upgrade, if you set the camera to 50mm or 18mm or 75mm you will get an approximate frame line that is fairly accurate. With lenses that are 15mm and 12mm the angle of view is wider than what the optical viewfinder shows so the camera lets you know this by putting a […]

May 212012
 
Photography for Memory

I would like to apologize to my dedicated readers, that haven’t had a new post from me in a couple of days. If you have been following the site for a while you may have read that my Grandmother had a mild stroke and was in the hospital. Unfortunately, she has passed. As she did in life, she passed the way she wanted. Long story short, she recovered 100% only to pass in her home the same day she was released from the hospital. She just didn’t want to die in the hospital, very poetic. I apologize to those of […]

May 182012
 
Fuji X-Pro1 - Mom Approved??

Continuing with our very popular “Mom Approved” articles, this time we’re looking at the Fuji X-Pro1. We want to see if this camera is truly “Mom Approved”. In the “Mom Approved” Series of Articles we focus on: Ease of Use Focus Handling Value to Cost Ratio I’ve been shooting the Fuji X-Pro1 for a couple of weeks now and I must say that I’ve been pretty impressed by the lenses, that Fuji has put out for this camera. This camera being an interchangeable lens camera the lenses are a big part of the performance of this camera. Fuji has started […]

May 172012
 
Delightful Diffusion

This article is just a quick overview of using diffused light in your images. Specifically in this case, Portraits. I will be doing more in-depth articles and tutorials and show you how to make diffusion panels on your own, for cheap. So make sure to subscribe to our site, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates. Shameless self promotion aside, let’s get to it. Using diffusion in a portrait setting is a great way to get nice even light on your subjects. It’s great for shooting models and portraits because it minimizes blemishes […]

May 152012
 
Sony NEX-7 50mm F1.8 OSS video test

I just wanted to post a quick video test that I did with the Sony NEX-7 with Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens. I wanted to see the performance of the Optical Steady Shot on the Sony 50mm F1.8. I was at Seaworld, San Diego catching the Clyde and Seamore Show and the Intro was very entertaining so, I recorded it all hand-held and did some panning back and forth to follow the action. I was impressed by how the Optical Steady Shot worked and besides getting bumped here and there by my son, the video was pretty smooth. The video […]

May 152012
 
Macro Shootout: Fujinon 60mm F2.4 vs Sony 50mm F1.8

We’re having in shootout! In the Blue corner we have the Fujinon 60mm F2.4 Macro Lens for the Fuji X-Pro1, and in the Red corner we have the Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens for the Sony NEX-7 or NEX series cameras. For this review I wanted to give you some feedback on the handling of the Fuji X-Pro1 and Sony NEX-7 in macro mode, show lots of sample images with the focus point in various areas of the frame, and give an overall conclusion. We want to know who is the king of close up. You may be surprised and […]

May 122012
 
Macro Shootout: Fujinon 60mm F2.4 vs Sony 50mm F1.8 Sneak Peek

This is a teaser of the full review coming soon. Read full review Here We’re having in shootout! In the blue corner we have the Fujinon 60mm F2.4 Macro Lens for the Fuji X-Pro1, and in the Red corner we have the Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens for the Sony NEX-7 or NEX series cameras. We want to know who is the king of close up. This test has been so fun. I’ve always loved close up work and it’s just so interesting to see things in a different perspective. It’s been very interesting to see what the potential of […]

May 112012
 
Fantastic Fill Flash For Five Cents

If you are looking for better fill flash or diffused flash, whether you are an event photographer or an enthusiast taking portraits, I’ve got a great “Do it yourself” Tip that will save you money. In this Tutorial/Tip I’ll be using a Canon 5d Mark III with the Canon 580ex II Speedlight, but you can use any camera and any flash gun unit. Supplies Could not be any easier: White card stock: 4×6 inches or so. You can customize to your preference. Large Rubber band: or tape in a pinch. I used this technique a lot when I was shooting […]