Sunday, November 30, 2014

EOS 7D Mark II Tutorial Series

EOS 7D Mark II Tutorial Series

Learn how to use the features and functions of the EOS 7D Mark II in these instructional tutorials, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center Technical Advisor, Rudy Winston. These videos will give you the information you need to make the most of this camera, and hit the ground running in any shooting situation.

Topics include:

  • Taking advantage of the broad AF area coverage
  • Utilize the functions in the intelligent viewfinder
  • Controlling AI Servo AF to track your moving subjects
  • Using the new Full HD video features in real life situations
  • Controlling the look of your images with the new exposure control functions
  • Fine tuning custom controls to get it to respond with certain features to the way you like it to work in your hand

(6 Videos) EOS 7D Mark II Tutorial Series

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Gitzo tripod for sale

please contact Jim if you are interested...

Hi Lisa,

I'm passing this on to local friends.

Because I'm a Bogen/Gitzo dealer I can get a personal purchase every couple years.  I've been using the Gitzo 3530LSV for a few years.  Last year I bought the latest model of the same pod just because I can and planned to sell my old one.  Still using the old one as it's just as good but figured I might as well put it into use.  New one goes for over $900.   I have the box and anything that came with it like the accessory video bowl as well.

It shows signs of use for sure but only cosmetic and works perfectly.

It's also customized with a disk under the legs that keep them from folding under the pod when you fold and lift over your shoulder etc.  I wouldn't use one without this mod.  It can easily be removed though if someone doesn't want it.  It also is a safety so even if the top plate came loose it wouldn't go anywhere.

I'd like to get $500 for it.  If you know anyone that might want one I'm always glad to do local instead of online.  Great pod.  I just put in my newsletter which is local too but first come first served for sure. 

Best,
Jim


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Friday, November 28, 2014

Check out the Black Friday Sales at Hunt's Photo.

Check out the Black Friday Sales at Hunt's Photo.

Topaz Sale -- all 15 products

Topaz Sale. Tom and I use Topaz all the time, our favorite plugin! Check out their plugins here

From November 28th through December 1st, the Topaz Photography Collection (all 15 products) is on sale for only $249.99. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered.

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BP4U guides on sale

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The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite iPhone App

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mirror Lockup

Mirror Lockup

  • If you use a high quality tripod, mirror lockup makes no difference at all.
  • On unsteady or cheap tripods and heads, mirror lockup made a profound difference but the difference was ONLY noticeable between 1/80th down to 3″ shutter speeds. Same if you are trying to hand hold 1/80th, 1/60, 1/30th.
  • The shutter speed most prone to vibration problems was 1/40th on the cameras I tested.  
  • All other shutter speeds showed no difference in sharpness with or without mirror lockup.  At fast shutter speeds, mirror lockup makes no real difference because there simply isn’t much time for the vibration to impact the photo.  At longer shutter speeds such as those used for night photography, the vibration only occurs during a tiny fraction of the overall exposure time, so it isn’t noticed.
  •  It is important to remember that using mirror lockup certainly will not hurt the sharpness of your pictures, but I find that being overly burdened with too many camera settings negatively impacts my ability to make a great photo.
  • If you don’t yet have a professional tripod and ballhead then MLU is one setting you should pay attention to when using shutter speeds between 1/80 and 3 seconds.
Read the whole article here: Mirror Lockup Is a Conspiracy

About Jim Harmer. Jim Harmer is the founder of Improve Photography, host of the popular Improve Photography Podcast, author, and complete photography geek.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Back Button Focusing – Easier than you think!

Back Button Focusing – Easier than you think!

In this article you’ll learn what back button focusing is, and how to back button focus for Canon and Nikon cameras.

What is back button focusing?

The camera usually focuses when the shutter button is pressed half way down, and then the photographer takes the picture when the button is pressed in fully.  Back button autfocus makes it so the shutter button doesn’t control the focus activation at all, but instead assigns another button on the back of the camera (hence the name) to activate focusing on the camera.

Read the article here: Back Button Focusing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Totally Rad sale

Totally Rad sale 

I love their DIRTY PICTUREs, actions and LR presets

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Topaz Sale

Topaz Sale

Tom and I use Topaz all the time, our favorite plugin!

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From November 28th through December 1st, we're offering our Topaz Photography Collection (all 15 products) for only $249.99. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered

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EFSC: Why it’s Amazing, and Why You Need to be Using it

EFSC: Why it’s Amazing, and Why You Need to be Using it

"Chances are have probably never heard of Electronic First Shutter Curtain or EFSC for short, but don’t worry, most people that have it don’t even know anything about it. Here’s the important thing to understand about EFSC: it can make a major difference in image quality by completely eliminating image blur due to shutter vibration. After using EFSC for a couple of months now I have one word to describe it, amazing!"

"The reason you haven’t heard about EFSC is that Canon and Sony promote it as a feature that reduces shutter noise and not about shutter vibration reduction. Popular sites like DPReview and imaging-resource only discuss the noise reduction aspect of the EFSC and don’t even mention the elimination of shutter vibration and the resulting benefit in image quality."

What Cameras Have EFSC?
Canon DSLRs: Canon 5DII, 5DIII, 7D, 6D, 40D, 50D, 70D, and entry level models (rebels in the US) have EFSC. The 60D has EFSC but it does not reduce vibration. None of the 1D series has EFSC except for the 1DX.

Sony A and E mount cameras. There is a big issue right now with the new Sony A7/A7R. It turns out that while the A7 has EFSC the A7R does not.

Panasonic MFT cameras with EFSC or silent mode are limited to a few bodies.

Nikon: Only a single Nikon camera, the Nikon 1, has EFSC (actually the Nikon 1 has a full electronic shutter). Its hard to believe that Nikon doesn’t offer a single DSLR with EFSC!

Read the whole article here: EFSC: Why it’s Amazing, and Why You Need to be Using it

For more information on EFSC, including comments from Chuck Westfall, see Charles Krebs site: http://www.krebsmicro.com/Canon_EFSC/

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Why is my viewfinder blurry?

Why is my viewfinder blurry?

Next to your viewfinder, there is small dial with a plus(+) and minus(-) sign next to it. This is called the diopter and it measures the optical power of the lens.

Canon_diopter

Photographers Ephermeris Desktop

Photographers Ephermeris Desktop Program was discontinued in September 2014

The Photographer's Ephemeris depended on Google Maps for Flash API and Google discontinued Google Maps for Flash API as of September 2014.  TPE desktop program will no longer function.

However, TPE did create a web-based app to replace the desktop program you have installed on your computer. And, it's still free!
Click here for more information.

Tutorial: Back Button Focus for Canon

copied from : http://improvephotography.com/4552/back-button-focusing/
"Canon was the first camera manufacturer to implement back button focus in 1989 and has put the feature in all DSLR models made in the last 8 or 9 years (yes, even the Canon Rebel XT and XTi)."
"In the Canon camera menu, you’ll look for an option called “Shutter/AE Lock Button” and then in that menu you’ll see a whole host of options.  The one you’re looking for is called “Metering Start / Meter + AF Start.”  Could they have possibly made that any more confusing for us photographers?  No… I think not."
"The following is a cheat sheet from the Canon Learning center where you’ll find the menu option on your Canon camera to set up back button focus.  If your camera is not listed here, just poke around a bit and I’m sure you’ll find it easy enough."
EOS Rebel T3: C.Fn 7 (option 1 or 3)
EOS Rebel T3i: C.Fn 9 (option 1 or 3)
EOS 50D: C.Fn IV-1 (option 2 or 3)
EOS 60D: C.Fn IV-1 (option 1, 2, 3, or 4)
EOS 7D: C.Fn IV-1 (Custom Controls — Shutter, AF-ON, AEL buttons)
EOS 5D Mark II: C.Fn IV-1 (option 2 or 3)
EOS-1Ds Mark III: C.Fn IV-1 (option 2 or 3)
EOS-1D Mark IV: C.Fn IV-1 (option 2 or 3)
"More advanced Canon cameras have a dedicated button on the back of the camera that will be the button used to activate the focus on the camera, and other Canon cameras (such as Canon Rebels, Canon 60D, etc) will use the AF-L, AE-L button as the button that will activate focus after this option is selected."
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About Jim Harmer. Jim Harmer is the founder of Improve Photography, host of the popular Improve Photography Podcast, author, and complete photography geek.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bill Gekas -- photographic masterpieces

Bill Gekas

"Take a peek at Bill Gekas’ portfolio and you’ll be reminded of a trip to the museum. That’s because his style so closely resembles the master painters of the 17th century. If you look up the Golden Age of Dutch Painting, you’ll see hundreds of works that resemble Bill’s photographic masterpieces."

Friday, November 21, 2014

FREE WEEKLY AUDIO SHOW

FREE WEEKLY AUDIO SHOW


The Improve Photography Podcast is a free weekly internet radio show that you can download on your smart phone.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New eBook – 53 Tips For Nature Photography



53 Tips For Nature Photography
In the last six years, we’ve published over 240 posts here on PhotoNaturalist. With each new post, it gets harder to dig through the older posts and find the ones you might be interested in. It’s one of the most common comments I get from new readers. So, I thought now was a good time to create a “best of PhotoNaturalist” eBook that contains all of our most popular posts (but only including posts written by me, because I do not have permission to resell other writers’ posts).

The eBook is 108 pages, and has 53 of my top posts. I determined the “top posts” by looking at traffic, and how much each post was shared on social media. I also tried to include a nice balance of subjects, so I separated the posts into four sections: general, landscape, wildlife, and close-up.

Table of Contents

53 Tips For Nature Photography

Click here to download the table of contents (PDF)


Why am I charging for this eBook?

Since all of these posts are already available freely on PhotoNaturalist, you might be wondering why I’m charging for this ebook.
Well, it took a lot of time to put this book together (and to get it formatted properly), and I think there’s value in having all of the top posts in one nice easy-to-consume format. This is also an opportunity to help support PN and ensure we can continue to run this site and publish free content, and stay away from splashing advertisements all over the site :)

Get the eBook now for just $8!

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The ebook is delivered as an Adobe PDF.

Also available on Amazon.com for Kindle!

Get the eBook on Amazon!
I’d be extremely grateful if you wrote a review for the book :)

About the Author: Steve Berardi is a naturalist, photographer, software engineer, and founder of PhotoNaturalist. You can usually find him hiking in the beautiful mountains and deserts of southern California.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Special eBook Deal - Behind the Action

Special eBook Deal - Behind the Action


 
"Last year, I released Behind The Action – Creating Adventure Imagery, Step By Step. It’s a hands-on how-to manual that lays out the exacts step and gear I used to create 12 specific adventure and outdoor type images. Essentially, it takes the reader along with me on a number of shoots and lets then look over my shoulder as I scout the location, gauge the light, choose my equipment, come up with an approach and execute the final image. I even show you a number of outtakes so that you can see how the final shot eventually came about."
 
"Behind the Action is the closest thing you’ll ever get to actually being there on a shoot with me and watching how I get my imagery. It’s a great way to learn, and right now, I’ll give you a very special price on the book. "
 

"Normal full price on this book is $24.95, but I really want you to have this ebook, because I know it can help you make better images, so I’ll offer it to you for a special price of only $16.95. This is a limited time deal, so don’t wait. You can see more info about the book here."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tack Sharp ebook

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Tack Sharp: A Step By Step Guide To Nailing Focus (3rd Edition) $9.97

Tack Sharp is the ebook that started it all for my path as a photography educator. It has sold tens of thousands of copies on six different continents and is now in it’s third edition!

If you have ever struggled with getting consistently sharp images, this book will completely revolutionize your ability as a photographer. There is a laundry list of techniques and tricks that the pros use daily to get sharp images on purpose, and that’s what this ebook sets out to uncover. From back button focusing, to focus tracking, to single point AF, this ebook will demystify it all. So grab yourself a copy and take a huge leap forward in your photography. Be sure to scroll down and read what people are saying! Ebooks are great. They are cheap, short and full of great material that you can read in less than a day. At only $10, this ebook will pay for itself by the time you are done reading it. I truly believe that!



Xposure 02 - Click to read online magazine

Xposure 02 - Click to read this online magazine

  • David Noton explains his new strategy after seismic changes in stock photography.
  • Long exposure workshop with Steve Gosling.
  • Sarah Alsayegh's "rooftopper" view from the top of Kuwait's skyscrapers.
  • Get close-up with David Ward in his Composition Masterclass.

Xposure Issue 01 Highlights
  • Influential photographer Colin Prior in the isolated and epic landscape of the Karakoram.
  • Craig Roberts goes urban and gets inspired.
  • Anatomy of a Landscape - three top photographers take apart their shots.
  • Composition Masterclass with Jonathan Chritchley.
  • And plenty more to whet your photographic appetite.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

4 Reasons to Capture Images of You and Your Child Together Right Now

I like this article, too many people keep putting this off, waiting for their hair to look good or for them to loose x pounds. Kids grow up FAST. Photograph them NOW. 

4 Reasons to Capture Images of You and Your Child Together Right Now

"Sometimes you have to get on the other side of the camera, and let someone else be the photographer for a minute. Even if you weren’t planning on being in photos that day, just do it. It doesn’t matter if your hair is perfect. It doesn’t matter if you wore the most flattering outfit. It doesn’t matter if you meant to lose five pounds first. Just get in there."

"One day that baby boy you’re holding in your arms is going to tower over you. He’ll have big man hands, and his voice will be deep and strong. You’ll have a hard time believing that there was a time when his teeny fingers couldn’t even wrap all the way around your fingers. Make sure to capture the little details. Those little faces, hands, and feet are so adorable when contrasted with a parent’s hands."

"I hope these four reasons will encourage you to be in more photos with your children. You will never ever regret these precious moments captured forever."

Melinda Smith was born to be a teacher. She teaches violin lessons and fitness classes, as well as photography classes and mentoring. She lives on a mini farm in Eastern Utah with her camera, husband, kids, chickens, horses, bunnies, dogs, and cats. Visit her at Melinda Smith Photography.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Art in the Hallway Photo Show

Art in the Hallway Photo Show

Please come see my show at Art in the Hallway (old AT&T building in New Haven)!
Denise SaldaƱa


Thursday, November 13, 2014

“Black & White Photography” guide


Kent DuFault, wrote this “Black & White Photography” guide

“A properly crafted black & white image wields much power. It does this by forcing our brain to see details that it might otherwise overlook in a color image.”

Here’s some of what you’ll learn-

    • What is a monochromatic image?

    • Understanding tone versus color.

    • Should you create your black & white image in camera?

    • How to use your image processing software as a darkroom.

    • How colored filters adjust tone.

    • Using tint for mood and emotional impact.

This guide is free, and it’s waiting for you in your locker: http://photzy.com/short-guide-to-black-and-white-photography/

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This changes everything -- "allows you to re-focus images after taking them, as well as alter perspective "

This changes everything --

"allows you to re-focus images after taking them, as well as alter perspective "

Lytro Illum Professional Light Field Camera Review - The Lytro Illum is a new professional Light Field Camera that lets you create "Living pictures" that can be re-focused after shooting.

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"At the heart of the Lytro Illum is the Lytro Light Field Sensor that features a micro-lens array made up of thousands of tiny lenses designed to record and measure light from multiple directions. Developed by Ren Ng, founder of Lytro, the Light Field Technology is what allows you to re-focus images after taking them, as well as alter perspective "

"A number of learning videos are provided on the Lytro website to help you get the best from the camera, and in many ways you will need to rethink how you take photographs and what you are taking photographs of. If you mostly take landscape shots where everything is on a single focal plane (all the same distance away from you, or at infinity focus) then you will not see much benefit in using the Lytro Illum. Instead, you would be best using the Lytro Illum for close-ups, portraits, or environmental photos where there are a number of elements in different distances and positions in the photo."

"In playback on the camera, you can change the focus point simply by pressing the area on the screen. Using the camera connected to an iOS device, over Wi-Fi, you can alter the aperture to give a shallow depth of field or have the whole photo in focus, as well as alter the perspective view. "

Lytro Illum Professional Light Field Camera Review

Monday, November 10, 2014

Conquering Lightroom’s Import Window

Conquering Lightroom’s Import Window


"Creating a file structure that makes sense to you saves time when you need to quickly find an image. Conquering Lightroom’s Import Window is a simple concept that is cross platform, for both Windows and Mac systems, and isn’t limited to Lightroom."

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

“A Day With David Middleton” Sunday, November 16th.

“A Day With David Middleton” Sunday, November 16th.

Shooters Gallery Photography Group
We’re happy to be welcoming David back for another full-day seminar on Sunday, November 16th.

During this seminar David’s focus will be, in part, on his travels to Uganda. His images from Uganda are aimed at telling the story of the living conditions and desperation of many of the people living there. David’s will share his techniques, along with technical information, which will help you better capture the true feeling of a location during your travels.

The afternoon of David’s visit will be a critiquing session during which everyone will have the chance to have at least one of their images “discussed”. David is known for his excellent, lively critiques which are an excellent opportunity for learning how to better your photography.

Here is the schedule for the day:
8:00am: Doors open for check-in
9:00am-10:00am: “Uganda – Photographing the Good, the Bad the Desperate”
10:10am-11:00am: Uganda – Behind the Scenes”
11:05am-12:00pm: “Maine Coast Memories”
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (Included in registration fee)
1:00pm-3:00pm: A Lively Critiquing Session with David

(The morning sessions may be modified in order to make best use of the time frame.)

Please register at the bottom of this page.

David Middleton is a nationally recognized professional nature photographer, writer and naturalist. His philosophy is to photograph whatever he finds attractive and then think about trying to sell it. This has led him to photograph subjects and places as disparate as harbors, wildflower meadows, large mammals, small birds, forests, quaint villages, indigenous markets and people and mountain streams.

David has produced 10 books including: Ancient Forests, The New Key to Ecuador and the Galapagos, Prayers through the Seasons, American Vision, The Nature of America, the largest nature photography book project ever undertaken, which he created, co-directed, contributed photographs to and wrote. His new books are The Nature of Vermont and The Photographer’s Guide to Vermont, The Photographer’s Guide to the Maine Coast and The Photographer’s Guide to the Oregon Coast all published by The Countryman Press a division of W.W. Norton.

(This event is sponsored by The Shooters Gallery Photography Group and Photo Connection Of Colchester).

Date: Sunday, November 16th
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Salem Gardner Lake Firehouse
Event Fee: $25.00
As Always … Great Door Prizes!
Register for "A Day With David Middleton

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Four Photo Tips To Improve Your Compositions

Four Photo Tips To Improve Your Compositions


Her vs Him

Four Photo Tips To Improve Your Compositions

Use all of these tips as a launchpad to get your creative juices flowing and be sure to always pay close attention to identifying what styles and compositional techniques work best for you and the sort of photos that you’re trying to capture.

BrianMatiash_Headshot2014Brian Matiash is a Portland-based published photographer and author. He is a member of Sony’s Artisans of Imagery as well as the Global Photos Products Evangelist for Google.
To find out more about Brian’s work, click HERE.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Photography Equipment Sale tomorrow

Photography Equipment Sale


Past CPPA and PVPA member is closing the studio and selling all equipment. Sale on Sat.,  Nov. 8, 2014 at 177 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow, Ma. from 9:00am to 2:00pm. (jdbowman6@juno.com).

Studio lighting equipment includes: 5 foot x 6 foot light box powered by Speedotron; Lumedyne and  Quantum QFlash; Novatron 420 VR with four heads;  Smith Victors; and  Vivitars.

Large selection of umbrellas; stands; tripods; camera brackets; paper, cloth, canvas backdrops; reflectors; meters; portable backdrop stand; frames; book collection; and many smaller items. 

Camera equipment (all film):
 RB 67 has the following lenses: 65mm: 180mm; 90mm; 2X tele converter.
1) three 120 film backs
2) a Polaroid back
3) two viewing systems and a sport attachment system
4) seven –two sided plate film containers; misc. attachments.
 
Two Pentax 645 bodies with:
1) two 120 backs and two 220 backs;
2) lenses are 45mm, 135mm, 200mm, and 80-160 mm zoom.

There is a refrigerator full of 120 film, both color and black and white which will be given to purchasers of the medium format cameras.

Several Minolta bodies with a large assortment of lenses.

The darkroom is available for free and has the following:
1) sink is 30” wide by 8 foot long and includes drying racks for prints and the backdrop includes a complete water system including a water filter; and connects to the water lines using flexible hoses: the size permits the processing of 16x20 prints;
2) the print washer is 20” high by 26 “ wide and will wash 10 prints at a time and has a flexible hose from the sink backdrop for its water supply and a drain hose to the sink:
3) the film drying case is 13”x13”x64” tall and has a built in fan:
4) there is a Beselar Dual Dichro 23C  enlarger with stand:
5) a film viewing box is built into a cabinet:
6) a contact printer with multiple exposure options will print up to 8”x10’ negatives;
7) there is a Solar 4x5 printer but was never used;
8) abundance of trays (up to 16”x20”), timers, etc.

 Obviously the space for the darkroom must be large enough to fit the sink into it. At this point the darkroom must go as a complete unit. I realize that it will be quite a job to move the darkroom, especially the sink which will need to be partially dismantled and re-assembled. There is a refrigerator full of black and white print paper which comes with the darkroom. 

The 38th Annual Hunt's Show

The 38th Annual Hunt's Show is nearly upon us, and so are the free seminars! 

This year, we have a great line up of presenters in our Melrose location from Nikon, Canon, Westcott, Sigma, Tamron, Datacolor, Sony, Panasonic, X-Rite, and more, discussing cameras, lenses, lighting, software, printing and more!

Check out more info and register at www.wbhunt.com/seminars

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Friday November 7th

Westcott_logo10-11am: Lighting Basics Made Easy: Presented by Westcott’s National Accounts Manager, David Piazza, this seminar is a great beginner talk that will take some of the mystery out of lighting. It will include a discussion of the different types of light and what lighting solutions are best in different situations, along with tips on how to control those lights with easy to use modifiers.
Sigma11am-12pm: Chasing light- Choosing the Right LensJoin Sigma’s tech rep Marc Farb for an informative look at lenses and lens choices for shooting in different conditions. Choosing the right lens for the task at hand!
Mitsubishi-Photo-Imaging-Lo12-1pm: On-Site Event Printing:Neal Clipper from Abbey Photography will be discussing the advantages and recommendations of on-site printing at events for professional photographers with Mitsubishi instant printers.
Canon-logo-20121-2pm: The Canon 7D Mark II: Join John Stoilov from Canon in a discussion of the new EOS 7D Mark II. Focus will be given to what sets this camera apart from its predecessors and competitors, and what it offers to the professional photographer and videographer alike.
tamron-logo2-3pm: Lighting Techniques: Join photographer Andre Constantini in a seminar on lighting: How to see it, how to find it, and how to make it.
Datacolor_logo3-4pm: Color Confidence: John Walrath from Datacolor will help you tackle the foundations of monitor calibration and color workflow. With a clear understanding of these concepts, you will learn how to leverage them so you can increase the speed of your edits and have confidence that your color output matches your creative vision.
Nikon_24-5pmLearn all about the Nikon Creative Lighting System, using the Wireless Commander function’s of your camera to command and control an endless number of Nikon Speedlights wirelessly. This class will be taught by Joseph (JC) Carey, a Nikon Professional Services Representative. JC is a frequent user of wireless flash and will have many tips and techniques to share.
Sony-Logo5-6pm: Sony Mirrorless Cameras- Differences and Advantages: Sony’s New England trainer Jon Helgason will explain the differences between a mirrorless camera and a traditional DSLR. Are there advantages beyond the smaller size and weight? What can a mirrorless camera do that a DSLR can’t?
Panasonic_logo_bk_posi_JPEG6-7:30pm: How Micro 4/3rds and Hybrid Photography 4K video adds to your creativity: People will walk away from this lecture having creative control of their camera as well as being able to create images not snapshots. Suitable for all skill levels of photographers who are interested in exploring new ways to create images with their digital camera.

Saturday November 8th

theia_square9-10am: Demystify Your DSLR:If you’re disappointed with your images, or feel your camera has a mind of it’s own, come and get your questions answered at this casual and informative session with Jodi Feil, award-winning photographer and co-founder of THEIA Studios, Education for Imaging Arts in North Andover, MA. Jodi will cover basic techniques and answer your individual questions to jump start your image making.
Westcott_logo10-11am: Lighting for Portraiture: Presented by Westcott’s National Accounts Manager, David Piazza, this seminar will help you take control of your lighting environment and produce the style you envision. This will help you in understanding the properties of light and the manipulation possible with light modifiers to produce the most desirable lighting patterns for portraiture.
tamron-logo11am-12pm: Around the World in 80 Frames: Join photographer Andre Constantini in a brief seminar about travel photography around the world: What to look for, what to use, and how to create a sense of place.
12-1pmJoin us for Capturing Life through your Lens with veteran street shooter and people photographer Rick Gerrity. You’ll learn how to use your camera as a conversation piece to approach and talk to people anywhere to get that once in a lifetime image. We will review the camera features that are key to capturing sharp stunning images anywhere. No boring Power Points, just a display of images and how they were made.
Mylio_logo1-2pm: Tame the Photo Chaos with Mylio: Get a guided tour of hot new photo organizing tool Mylio. Sports Photographer Damian Strohmeyer and Mylio Rep Theo Vaskevitch explain the ins and outs of using Mylio to, as the name implies, keep your photographic life organized.
LYTRO_logoTag_black2-3pm: Life in a New Light: Introduction to Light Field PhotographyLytro introduced the world to light field photography and has now released an advanced light field camera. Join photographer Rick Berk to find out what this new technology can mean to your photography.
logo3-4pm: Cinemagraphs and other Photographic Innovations: Riley Stricklin from Think-Eleven will be discussing the art of Cinemagraphs and how to create them using Flixel’s award winning software “Cinemagraph Pro”. Riley will also touch upon Think-Eleven’s other exciting new products, including the LED Light Cube and Perfectly Clear: Intelligent Image Correction software.
xrite4-5pm: Color Management with X-RiteWhy doesn’t my print match what I see on my screen? MAC Group Representative and all-around great guy Ray Nason will sort all of your problems in this seminar using X-Rite’s color management products, including the Colormunki and Color checker.
5-6pm: LowePro/ Joby in actionlowepro_tto_stack_grey_black_2012-06:Join photographer Rob Moody for this 45 minute overview of the Lowepro and Joby line of imaging accessories. We will cover the various types of Lowepro bags, Joby tripods and action video accessories, as well as cover their uses and functionality. Also, learn key tips for managing and protecting your photographic equipment in difficult shooting scenarios. We will wrap it up with a quick Q&A to conclude the session.

Sunday November 9th

Mylio_logo10-11am: Tame the Photo Chaos with Mylio: Get a guided tour of hot new photo organizing tool Mylio. Sports Photographer Damian Strohmeyer and Mylio Rep Theo Vaskevitch explain the ins and outs of using Mylio to, as the name implies, keep your photographic life organized.

delkin-logo11am-12pm: Sensor cleaning, alternative mounts, and other ways to get the most out of your camera:  Delkin representative Jason Mantell will be discussing the title topics for both DSLR and Mirrorless cameras.
12-1pm: The Canon RebelsCanon-logo-2012Join John Stoilov from Canon in a discussion of the Canon Digital Rebel line. With their unique style, Canon’s DSLRs offer a wide variety of features, and their differences will be detailed here.
Nikon_21-2pm: The Nikon Entry Level DSLRs: Learn all the basics and leave with a clear understanding on getting great pictures from your Nikon Entry level DSLR (D3200-D5300). This class will be taught by Nikon Technical Sales Rep, Alex Podstawski.
Sony-Logo2-3pm: Fun with the Sony Action Cam: Come experience the possibilities for fun with a POV or Action Camera. Sony’s New England trainer, Jon Helgason, will demonstrate what can be done with Sony’s waterproof, shockproof, remote-controllable Action Cams. See what the world looks like from the point of view of your pooch…and more!
Sigma3-4pm: Environmental Portraits:Join Sigma’s tech rep Marc Farb for a look at putting an exciting spin on boring snapshots and making great portraits anywhere.