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Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 31

Sony Alpha 55 review roundup (updated 2 Feb 2011)

Sony Alpha 55

Sony’s latest DSLRs, the Alpha 33 and Alpha 55, are really intriguing cameras. To me, it shows that the pioneering spirit of Minolta is still very much alive. Minolta is the company that gave us the very first DSLR with an in-camera focus motor as well as the first camera ever to use in-camera anti-shake. …

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Dec 29

NPS Pro Spotlight

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Nikon USA is featuring five videos on their NPS Pro Spotlight page. Amongst the distinguished pro photographers that they talk to or feature are my personal favourites, Joe McNally, Bob Krist and Scott Kelby. I’ve not seen all of the videos yet because my net connection seems to be crapping out, so I will publish …

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Dec 27

Shoot It Wright Contest

Shoot it Wright Contest

Deadline: 23 January 2011 Up for grabs: First prize: A trip for two to visit Ian Wright in London and one Canon Legria HF R18 digital camcorder Second prize: One Canon PowerShot SX30 IS digital camera Third prize: One Canon PIXMA MG8170 printer Consolation prizes: Five sets of Canon gifts consisting of one IXUS camera …

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Dec 27

The art of HDR photography @ Digital Photography Review

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The folks over at dpreview have started a new series of articles Uwe Steinmueller of Digital Outback Photo on the art of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. The first chapter covers the basics of dynamic range and the basics of High Dynamic Range photography. Future articles planned will cover dynamic range, HDR challenges, HDR workflow, advanced HDR …

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Dec 26

Playing with fire

Putting one of my son’s toys to good use, setting it on fire! Well, not literally. The cause of the fire in this case was Photoshop..

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