Thursday, July 2, 2015

Shooting Stars eBook - Updated!


I put a lot of love into my Shooting Stars eBook and I get great feedback from people who are impressed at the amount they learn from it. I've just issued an update with the latest info, including:
  • Where to find the ten most common night sky photography settings on the dials and menus of just about every DSLR from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Olympus. I guarantee your DSLR is included or your money back, but you can also view the full list of included models here.
  • Updated recommendations on wide angle lenses to use for night sky photography.
  • Image processing section has been updated with instructions for Lightroom 5 and ACDsee Pro 8.
  • New instructions for processing star trails with StarStax and updated info on rendering timelapse videos with Virtual Dub.
  • A detailed page on "Using Your Timer Remote (Intervalometer)" for star trails and timelapse.
  • Checklist of "What to Pack" before heading out on a night sky photography expedition.
  • Updated lists of Lunar Eclipses and Phases of the Moon.
Get your copy now with a $5 discount using offer code NEWSLETTER. purchase here
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Topaz DeNoise sale ends June 30th

Shooting Night? Fireworks? dark locations without a tripod? Topaz Denoise is for you. I have tried them all and this is the best noise reduction software, others remove noise but they also remove detail - Topaz Denoise rocks! Sale ends tomorrow. 

The discount code is for 25% ($20) off, reducing the price to $59.99 for the month of June. 
The coupon code is: JUNEDENOISE. 
click here to purchase

Photographing Fireworks Cheat Sheet

Fireworks Cheat Sheet
Photographing Fireworks Cheat Sheet
by Nick  |  Read the Full Story
"Taking pictures of fireworks is a lot of fun, but getting that perfect bouquet of exploding light isn't as easy as it looks. Equal in quantity to the amount of fireworks pictures are the amount of fireworks photography tutorials out there. I'm not going to reveal any groundbreaking tips that you won't find through a basic Google search, but if you somehow found yourself here and are still scratching your head, fear not. Here is another one."             

Friday, June 26, 2015

for sale Canon 5D and Sigma 28-70

for sale Canon 5D and Sigma 28-70

Canon 5D for sale in very good shape, Shutter count in the 40ks
Also Sigma 28-70mm 2.8 very clean glass
$725 for both, $450 for camera$300 for lens

contact William at wjsjr46@gmail.com

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Topaz DeNoise on sale

Topaz DeNoise on sale

Out of all the noise reduction software out there I like Topaz DeNoise the best. Many programs actually do a decent job of removing noise, but they also remove detail. I find that Topaz Denoise does the best job of removing the noise while keeping the details!

Topaz is having a promotion on their plugin Topaz DeNoise. The discount will be for $20 (25%) off, reducing the price to $59.99 for the month of June. The coupon code is: JUNEDENOISE DeNoise specializes in removing difficult High ISO noise and can make ISO 1600 look like ISO 100. Unlike other tools, DeNoise uses information from the whole image to remove noise and recover detail. Easily handle extreme cases like debanding, shadow tone restoration, and color casts so your night skies show stars, not foreign objects.

less noise + more detail =  quality images

Topaz DeNoise removes distracting High ISO image noise and preserves important detail. Whether you're shooting in low light, using fast speeds, or encountering other conditions where you need to increase your ISO, DeNoise gives you the peace of mind to know that you'll end up with a clean, clear, and noise-free result. You can link directly to the DeNoise product page here

Monday, June 15, 2015

LENSPROTOGO ROBBED

look out for gear being posted at too good to be true prices...

LENSPROTOGO ROBBED PRESS RELEASE: June 15, 2015 - At 8 AM on Monday June 15, 2015, LensProToGo employees arrived to work to find a smashed window; we had been robbed. We hope they at least got to wear cool Mission Impossible outfits, but we sadly aren’t sure of that detail.

For those who have current orders placed with us, rest easy. We will be working with our partners to fulfill all orders. Our customers are our top priority and we understand the importance of getting gear for your shoot. We WILL be in contact if we are unable to fulfill an order. Because we are all hands on deck responding to the matter, we kindly ask that you allow us the day to take stock of the situation. If you have an emergency, we are more than happy to assist you, as always. Starting Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 10AM ET we will be resuming normal operations.

So what exactly happened? An unknown amount of gear mostly Nikon, Canon and Sony equipment was taken out through the new "hole in the wall" and smashed window.

Though this may seem like a large hit to our still growing company, we are in tremendous spirits as a very large amount of our total inventory was out of the building on rentals. We are also truly lucky to have our good friends at LensRentals.com at our side during this time, they're ready to step in and help us fulfill orders as well if need be.

We are now contacting our customers and letting them know about our situation. We will be posting a list of gear that was stolen, along with serial numbers, as we expect whomever committed this crime will be attempting to sell the gear. As a rental company, it’s crucial that we retain all the serial numbers of absolutely every single product that we own, right down to HDMI cables and memory cards. This information will be given to the officials as well as shared through a network used to track gear being sold online.
The good news for our company is no one was hurt during this. Though this is a big blow, our LensProToGo family and our customers are much more important to us than physical cameras and lenses. We are working extremely hard, as always, to make sure that our customers remain our number one priority.
An update will be posted later in the day. We ask that when we post the list of gear and serial numbers you please help us share the story to make sure whoever did this is caught.

For additional information on the matter, please contact meg@lensprotogo.com.

Updated June 15, 2015 @ 3:16PM ET
UPDATE: CUSTOMER INFORMATION SAFE
As an update to our above story and to address the small number of you with concerns over customer data, no company computers were stolen and company data resides offsite. This event seems to clearly be focused on physical gear.

LensProToGo Robbed

Friday, May 29, 2015

photo contest winners

Photo Contest Winners!

No doubt it wasn't easy choosing winners here.

Ok, first to the winners, congratulations Lisa, Tom and Joseph!

We received many great images from birds building nests and feeding young to birds seen visiting backyard feeders.  The winning images along with about 50 others can be seen on the digital display at the shop.  Truth is, we wish we had a lot more prizes! Speaking of prizes, a big thanks to Vortex and Aspects, two of our favorite suppliers for their help with these and other items celebrating our 20th anniversary!

First Place and winner of a Diamondback 8x42 Binocular.
Osprey with fish by Lisa Cuchara
Tons of action with this beautiful osprey.  Perfect wing position, great eye contact and what a catch.  Congratulations Lisa!


Second Place and winner of an Aspects antique brass feeder with tray.
Tri-colored Heron by Tom Cuchara
Photography is all about painting with light which can make or break an image.  The warm soft buttery light on this just doesn't get any better.  Congratulations Tom!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

join us at Berks photo conference next weekend

Join us at Berks photo conference next weekend
I am presenting two Photoshop programs on Saturday.
Harold Ross is presenting Friday night, if you have not seen his work it is amazing!

BERKS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PRESENTS
56TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CONFERENCE
 The 56th Annual Berks Photographic Society's Photographic Conference is June 5, 6 & 7, 2015 at the deFranscesco Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. 




For more information:  www.berksphotocon.com

Friday, May 8, 2015

12 Reasons to Go Birding Over the Next 12 Days


12 Reasons to Go Birding Over the Next 12 Days (besides the fact that we have some of the best birders in New England as our leaders).  

By the way, the small fees we charge are even less if you are a member, so join today.

Also, you won't see the bird in the photo!

Saturday/Tomorrow
1. Sugar Brook Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk. Saturday, May 9, 8 a.m. Andy Reznikiewicz leads the search along the Quinebaug River. Orchard Orioles, Indigo Bunting, Pine Warblers, and Scarlet Tanagers expected. Carpool from the Center at Pomfret or meet at the Sugar Brook parking area. $7 members; $12 non-members. Info here.

2. Bird Banding at Birdcraft. Saturday, May 9, 7:30 - 8:45 a.m., 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. With Judy Richardson and the Birdcraft bird-banding team. $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Call for reservations at 203-259-6305 ext. 109. Or click here.

3. Hidden Gems: Bird Walks in Milford area parks. Saturday, May 9, 7:45-8:45 a.m. Warblers, vireos and more at Wilcox Park with Frank Gallo. $9 per walk ($7 CAS members; $5 seniors). 203-878-7440 x 502 to register and for directions. Coastal Center webpage.

4. Barn Island. Saturday, May 9, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Our EcoTravel team heads to Stonington and the 1,013-acre Barn Island Wildlife Management Area. Members $65. Nonmembers $75. Info here.

Sunday
5. Mother's Day Bird Walk. Sunday, May 10, 8 a.m. Center at Pomfret. We'll look for Bobolinks and Scarlet Tanagers. $5 members; $10 non- members. Mothers Free! Info here.

Wednesday
6. Trail Wood Bird Walk. Wednesday, May 13, 8 a.m. With Andy Rzeznikiewicz. Expect to find Hooded Warblers!  Cost: Members free; $5 nonmembers. Trail Wood Sanctuary, Hampton. Click and scroll.

Thursday
7. Earle Park/Center at Glastonbury Bird Walk with Larry Lunden. Thursday, May 14, 7-9 a.m. Members free, non-members $8. Pre-register at 860-633-8402. Info here.

8. Thursday Morning Bird Walk with Miley Bull, May 14. 6:30-7:30 a.m. Center at Fairfield/Larsen Sanctuary, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield. Free.

9. Wood Warblers of Cockaponset State Forest. Thursday, May 14, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. An EcoTravel trip led by Andy Griswold. Cockaponset is the second largest state forest in Connecticut, encompassing over 16,000 acres. Should be a busy morning of warblers, vireos, thrushes, and more. Members $75/Nonmembers $85. Info here.

Friday
10. Fifth Annual 20 Warbler Day. Friday, May 15, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. Center at Pomfret. Led by Andy Rzeznikiewicz. The peak of warbler migration. We will travel to numerous locations in our search. Twenty one species were spotted last year. Call to register. $15 members; $30 non-members. Info here.

Saturday
11. Airline Trail Bird Walk. Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m. Center at Pomfret. Led by Andy Rzeznikiewicz. Explore the linear trail from Pomfret Town Hall south. Worm-eating warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Canada Warbler, and Black-throated Blue Warbler are possible nesters. Meet at the Center at Pomfret. $7 members; $12 non-members. Info here.

Wednesday, May 20
12. 90-Bird Day (9th Annual) Wednesday, May 20, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Goal: to hear or see at least 90 species by day's end. Visits to many locations within a 10-mile radius. Bring lunch and drinks. Cost: $20 members; $35 non-members. Must call to register. Info here.


Hunts photo -- One of Our Biggest Sales of the Year, Now!

Well it’s time for Our Amazing monthly Specials .This Month it coincides with our Annual Digital Days Spectacular Sale May 8th and 9th As an extended thank you for everyone’s support throughout the year I’m including a few of key specials from the show that I will extend till the end of the month many other specials are time sensitive but not to worry I will be manning the phones May 8th and 9th ready to assist you with your order. If there is anything you don’t see please call for special pricing. Once again our goal is to offer you and your group the best service and pricing in the industry. As always we want to thank you for your continued support of Hunt’s Photo and Video Please share our great deals with all your camera club members and Photography friends.




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Direct line 781-462-2340

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Lightroom CC (Lr 6): Bundle


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The Ultimate Guide to Lightroom CC (Lr 6): Bundle

The Ultimate Guide to Lightroom Bundle includes all ten of Matt Kloskowski’s Lightroom courses.
$79.95  $49.95 buy now
DESCRIPTION & EXAMPLESCOURSE OUTLINE
The bundle includes all ten of Matt Kloskowski’s Lightroom video courses.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Regardless of your skill level, this bundle is loaded with all information 
you need to get the most out of Lightroom. 
It is THE ultimate guide. You may ask yourself, which courses are made for me?
I NEED TO KNOW THE BASICS
  • Lightroom for Beginners
  • Organizing Your Photos
  • The Develop Module
I KINDA KNOW LIGHTROOM, BUT NOT A PRO
  • What’s New in Lightroom CC (Lr 6)
  • Getting Great Prints
  • Creating Photo Books
  • Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together
  • on1 Perfect Photo Suite Workflow
  • The Develop Module
I’M SO GOOD THAT “I” SHOULD BE TEACHING
  • What’s New in Lightroom CC (Lr 6)
  • Catalogs, Folders and Backup
  • The Develop Module Presets
  • on1 Perfect Photo Suite Workflow
  • Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together
I WANT TO GET BETTER AT… EDITING PHOTOS
  • The Develop Module
  • The Develop Module Presets
  • on1 Perfect Photo Suite Workflow
  • Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together
I WANT TO GET BETTER AT… PRINTING PHOTOS
  • Getting Great Prints
  • Creating Photo Books
I WANT TO GET BETTER AT… ORGANIZING PHOTOS
  • Organizing Your Photos
  • Catalogs, Folders and Backup

Saturday, April 25, 2015

56th Annual Berks Photographic Society's Photographic Conference is June 5, 6 & 7, 2015

The 56th Annual Berks Photographic Society's Photographic Conference is June 5, 6 & 7, 2015 at the deFranscesco Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. 

There will be two post conference workshops, one led by Hanson Fong and one led by Lisa Cachura.  You must be registered for the conference to be able to register for one of the post conference workshops.  The workshops will be held Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 1:30 until 5:30.  More information is available on the conference website: www.berksphotocon.com 



You can also find more information about the programs as well as the registration form on the Conference Website:  www.berksphotocon.com 

If you have any questions, please send an email to cheryl@berkscamera.org

Cheryl Tumolo

Conference Program Chairman