500px is one of the top photo communities today and a place where good photographs are always plenty and eye catching. I am not sure how you can learn photographic techniques from this community, as it is up to the photographers to share their ways and it is not so chat-friendly to discuss on line with the creators. That would require enormous processing strength and bandwidth as there are many registered users. You can actually learn something from their blog, or their new "ISO" site, but generally speaking information is very scarce.
Friday, 25 April 2014
It was high noon when we decided to go for a photo trip with a friend of mine around the region. Clouds were present and we feared for rainfall, but there was something pushing us to make that trip anyway. Finally we decided to go a little further this time and we drove about an hour north to Arcadia region having occasionally drops of rain in the way and hoping that the weather would allow us to see and photograph the beautiful surroundings near Lucius river. At first, we arrived at the place where Ancient Gortys was located with some ruins of exposed ancient structures lying among green wet grass. It had just rained and the rocks were all shining around, but we knew that we had to walk by the river to truly admire it's beauty.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Remember the previous post about Tragic Lantern's GPS Auto off feature? Well it works, but is geotagging your photos worth it? Well, yes and no. Since GPS drains the battery very quickly it is up to you to estimate when and how to use your GPS features. If you ask me now, I would probably plan to use GPS tagging for the first couple of photos in every session and then turn it off completely for the rest.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Camera Raw 8.4 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. New features include: new preview controls, red eye correction for pets and updates to Local Corrections. This version also has bug fixes, support for new cameras and new lenses.
Lightroom 5.4 is also now on Adobe.com and available through the update mechanism in the application. It provides support for Lightroom mobile, additional camera raw support, lens profile support and fixes bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
Sunday, 6 April 2014
One of Canon's 6D flaws is that the integrated GPS feature drains the battery if you don't remember to turn it off in every single session or when the camera is not used. You can have the camera turned off, but the GPS still drains the battery as it was not related to camera operation at all. Well back in December I purchased an EOS 6D and kept finding my battery drained within days of use, something that did not happen with my EOS 60D that uses the same battery type.
Thursday, 3 April 2014
It has been reported that there are a small number of a specific type of Lexar CompactFlash® memory cards that may have a problem communicating with your Nikon D4S and D4 DSLR camera. This article describes how to identify the problematic cards and what to do if you have one.