- New: Lightroom 4&5 Preset Bundle
- Skateboard Photographer’s Goal to Take Photos All Over the World
- How to Make an Infrared Camera
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 04:19 PM PDT
Professional photographer James Brandon spent the last few years developing 80 presets included in this wide-ranging bundle designed for various photography genres and post-processing needs. We were able to arrange a 30% discount for our readers which expires in the next few days. Simply use the discount code picturecorrect at checkout. Found here: Lightroom 4&5 Preset Bundle
All these presets are fully customizable after being applied to a photo with one click and often serve as a good starting-off point to more extensive post-processing. Keep in mind they only work in Lightroom 4 & 5, not previous versions.
Breakdown of the 80 Presets in this Bundle:
Watch how they work here:
How to Get a Discounted Copy This Week:
The presets are easy to install and all brief instructions are included with the download. For our reader discount we were able to negotiate 30% off until Friday July 26, simply remember to use the discount code PICTURECORRECT at checkout. The deal also includes a bonus eBook called 10 Tips For Improving Your Photography Today.
Found here: Lightroom 4&5 Preset Bundle Deal
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 02:12 PM PDT
Bringing your other interests to your photography can create a niche that makes your work stand out from the masses. Jonathan Mehring of Skateboarder Magazine has combined his love of photography with his passion for skateboarding and travel to sculpt out a unique career for himself. One of his goals is to bring skateboarding to cultures that may have never seen a skateboard before, and he talks about carrying out this mission in the following video (for those of you reading this by email, the video can be seen here):
Mehring travels all over the world with his skateboard and his Nikon D3 looking for new places to skate, paying close attention to finding interesting texture and scenery that is different from anything he has seen elsewhere. Going out and experiencing the world is personally fulfilling, but it also brings awe-inspiring imagery to Skateboarder Magazine.
Of course, not everyone has the lifestyle or financial means to travel abroad frequently, but that doesn’t need to be a barrier to exploring new places. Mehring says that one of the best trips he’s ever taken was within the United States, where he and his crew found natural landscapes to skate in Utah. Even domestic trips can become adventures. The important thing is to keep looking for new experiences.
This type of satisfying work requires a photographer to be self-motivated. Mehring emphasizes the need for photographers to create their own projects. No editor has asked him to pack up his board and go to a remote locale. He makes his own plans and takes great images that work for his publication. With a mix of creativity and hard work, that personal project of yours could become your dream career.
Go to full article: Skateboard Photographer’s Goal to Take Photos All Over the World
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 12:14 PM PDT
We’ve published a few pieces on infrared photography before, and we’ve mentioned how it’s possible to modify a cheap or junk camera to be sensitive to infrared light. But you might be wondering, “Just HOW am I supposed to do that?” This video can walk you through the process:
The camera he converts is a Canon Powershot A490, and he describes every step, down to where the screws are and how to access the lens. Even if you have a different camera, though – maybe your old point-and-shoot (I did it with a decade-old 3MP CyberShot) – the same basic steps apply to almost any compact camera.
Before you start, you should have:
Some cameras will be accessed by the back, like the video’s Canon A490, but some will come apart from the front, which usually makes it easier to locate the sensor. Be very ginger with your movements, and never force anything that doesn’t want to budge – instead, examine it closely and try to identify where the obstruction is. Take it slowly and use common sense when dealing with delicate electronics!
Tip: If you have trouble putting in the screws, run a strong magnet along the length of your screwdriver a few times. This will align the molecules and magnetize the metal, causing the steel screws to cling to it.
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