Archive for September, 2012

Nikon D7000 Digital SLR

13 Sep Nikon has released the D7000 mid-level digital SLR. Housed in a magnesium alloy body, the feature-rich camera incorporates a 16.2Mp CMOS sensor, faster ‘Expeed 2’-branded processor, 921k dot 3.0″ LCD and can record 1080p full HD movies. It features the company’s latest 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor. It will start shipping with the 18-105mm VR kit lens from October 2010 at a retail price of 99.95. We’ve had a pre-production D7000 in the office for long enough for us to prepare an full hands-on preview looking at the camera, its features and where it’ll sit in the range.
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We’ve been watching out for the D600 since images leaked a couple of months ago, and today it’s been made official: a full-frame DSLR that’s priced ever-so-slightly closer to the reach of mortals (read: “high-end enthusiasts”) who perhaps can’t claim everything off their tax. At just shy of 00 (€2400 in Europe), the 24-megapixel camera’s US list price is significantly lower than that of the 36-megapixel D800, and undercuts Canon’s rival EOS 5D Mark III and Sony’s brand new full-frame Alpha A99. What’s more, aside from the resolution, you’re getting something pretty close to the D800 — including a weather-sealed magnesium alloy build, fast Exspeed III processor, and AF that works down to f/8 — but here it’s all contained in a body that sheds a full 15 percent off the D800’s weight. It feels great to hold a full-frame DSLR like this, which is barely any heavier or more conspicuous than an APS-C shooter like the D7000. Nikon is also making a big deal out of the fact that the D600 handles wireless transfers and triggers using the new WU-1b widget, which is identical to the familiar WU-1a we reviewed on the D3200 except that it plugs into the camera’s USB port rather than the HDMI port. There’s an Android app to allow your mobile device to communicate with the camera, and an iOS app is set to land by the end of September. Read on a few more initial impressions and a quick look at the D600’s high-ISO performance. Although on paper the D600 has the same ISO rating (100 to

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Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights

13 Sep

Both beginners and advanced photographers often encounter problems with blown-out highlights and underexposed shadows. In two words, it’s when there is absolutely no detail left in dark and bright parts of the photo. It is also called clipping. While some technical imperfections can be called an “author’s view”, these are most unlikely to be acquitted this way. Digital camera manufacturers Continue Reading

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Lee Anne Eslick Photography

13 Sep

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This six part series explores photography, and demonstrates ways in which you can improve on your skills. This first episode focuses on light, and how important a component it is in photography. Charlie explains landscape photography.
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Windows 7 – Need to Access Older Systems via Telnet?

13 Sep

Install the Windows 7 Telnet Client, or Better Yet, Try PuTTY.

If you need to access older remote systems via the Telnet protocol (which is a security risk as by default, all information including passwords is sent in clear-text without any encryption), you may have noted that Windows 7 does not by default offer a Telnet client … or so it seems.

If you need to use Telnet, here are a couple of options:…

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10 Surefire Tips To Help You Capture Better Images of Your Children

13 Sep

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Do you LOVE taking pictures of your children? Do often wish you could get better images of them? Whether you are using a point and shoot camera or a DSLR, MCP Actions, creator of Photoshop actions and Lightroom Presets, is here to help you take better photos of your kids and grand kids.

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6 tips and tricks to photographing your children:

  1. Get a little closer. One of the biggest differences you can make is to get closer to the subject in your photo. Sometime we are caught up with getting the nice scenery behind them and our children get lost in the image.
  2. Look for different angles. One way to get more variety in your photos is to look for different angles instead of always taking them straight on.
  3. Try to engage your kids. Be silly, make funny faces, jump around, sing silly songs. They will be more likely to give you natural expressions and they will have more fun.
  4. Try distracting your kids. It can be hard to get young children to stay still for a photo. Try putting something on your head like reindeer antlers or put something on the top of your camera like a fuzzy sticker. You will get their attention and they most likely look straight at your camera.
  5. Natural is OK. We all have this notion that we want the perfect portrait of our children. Remember to capture the every day moments. The blank stares in space, the moody, sullen moments, the quiet moments, these are all memories that you will want to look back upon, not just the smiling picture perfect moments
  6. Know when to stop. If you are starting to get upset with your kids then its time to put the camera away and try again another day.

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4 Tips and Tricks for lighting:

  1. Golden hour! The best time of day to take outdoor pictures is one hour after sunrise or one hour before sunset. The light is soft and pretty during those hours and the shadows are not as harsh. The next time you head to the beach, take your kids out for a nice walk one hour before sunset and bring your camera!
  2. Overcast days are the best! Whenever we have an overcast day I run and get my camera and head outdoors with the kids. The clouds create a diffuser over the sun and it softens the light and minimizes shadows. My favorite outdoor images have been taken on overcast days.
  3. Look for open shade. A great place is a porch, gazebo or under a tree. This will help your children from squinting.
  4. Back light. If you have to take pictures in bright open sun be sure to place the sun behind your child rather than putting the sun behind you. This will make a pretty halo of light behind your child and will also make them less likely to squint!

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Remember to have fun! I love documenting my children’s youth with photographs whether it’s with my DSLR or my iPhone. Some of my favorite images of my children are not the posed holiday cards images but rather the spontaneous, in the moment images that capture what they are doing and how they are feeling!

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Jodi Friedman, the owner of MCP Actions, makes photo editing easier and faster with Photoshop Actions, Lightroom Presets and Online Training. Her colleague, Tracy Callahan of Memories by TLC, is a portrait studio specializing in newborns, young children and maternity sessions. Together they offer a one-of-kind online Newborn Photography Workshop. To learn more about MCP’s Newborn Photography Online Mentoring: The Start to Finish Workshop click here. Make sure to follow MCP Actions on Facebook and to subscribe to their blog, for more great photography and editing articles.

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Kwing Game Reviews – Nintendo 3DS XL Review

12 Sep

Don’t forget to like & share this video, cause it helps me out a bunch! Thanks! The new Nintendo 3DS XL is here! With 90% larger screens, longer battery life and comfortable play that fits in your hands. But what do I think of the Nintendo 3DS 2nd model? Check out my 1st Impression and Review of the 3DSXL. Previous Reviews – 3DS Reviews – Thanks for Watching
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Ein Meer aus Wolken

12 Sep

Heute präsentieren wir eine Serie von Jacob Wagner, den wir an anderer Stelle bereits interviewten. Die folgenden Aufnahmen, die er mit dem Namen „Sea Of Clouds“ zusammengefasst hat, enstanden 2010 auf einem Rückflug von Kapstadt nach Düsseldorf. Sie zeigen das Mittelmeer.

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Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full frame fixed lens camera preview

12 Sep


Just Posted: Our hands-on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview article with video preview. You may well have already heard about Sony’s full frame compact camera with a fixed 35mm F2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens. We’ve had a chance to play with a pre-production RX1, delve through the menus and discuss its technologies with Sony. We’ve prepared a four-page preview detailing the RX1’s features and capabilities and discussing whether we think the world is ready for a $ 2800 full frame, fixed-lens camera.

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My favourite bits from my 2nd year of photography

11 Sep

A few of the shots from my last year in my 20’s.


Pentax Ricoh announces Pentax K-5 II DSLR and K-5 IIs with no low-pass filter

11 Sep


Pentax Ricoh has announced its latest flagship DSLRs – the K-5 II and K-5IIs. The ‘s’ version, which costs $ 100 more, comes without an anti-aliasing filter, to offer higher resolution at the risk of more prominent moiré interference patterns. Both cameras feature 16MP sensors and the weather-sealed magnesium alloy build of the original K-5. The biggest difference is the latest, SAFOX X, autofocus sensor. This is designed to work in lower light than any of its rivals (down to -3EV) it will also provide greater accuracy when working with F2.8 and fast lenses. The K-5 II will be available from October at a cost of around $ 1350 with 18-55mm WR kit zoom. The K-5 IIs will be available, body-only for around $ 1300 – a $ 100 premium over the standard version.

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