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Video by Nicole Young – Follow @nicolesy on Twitter _________ Sponsored by PMA – It’s not too early to mark your calendar because this is big. For the first time in the USA, the PMA tradeshow and conference will be open to the general public – September 6-11, 2011 in Las Vegas. See you there […]

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Click HERE to see my WHAT’S IN THE BAG video – hosted over at SmugMug. I show you my portable lighting kit. _________ Sponsored by PMA – It’s not too early to mark your calendar because this is big. For the first time in the USA, the PMA tradeshow and conference will be open to […]

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In case you missed it, we’ve moved all out videos to SmugMug. All of our future videos will post to this site. Thanks.

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We’re constantly creating videos and screen casts here. We used to host these on Vimeo. We moved the videos to SmugMug for several reasons including, but not limited to: a) Better video quality b) Available to iPhone users c) Better Terms of Service Visit SmugMug to see a collection of our videos. http://vimeo.com/channels/twipphoto/videos/rss And to […]

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I just installed Hoodman’s HoodEYE eye piece on my Nikon D3. I used to use similar eyepieces back in the day on my medium format cameras. The HoodEYE easily installs in place of your stock eyepiece and helps block out light from the side that might reduce your ability to see well in the viewfinder. […]

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Guest Post by Liana Lehua

Collage Lite – Cost: $0.99

Developer: John Moffett

Lite features: Up to 4 photos in a collage at a time. The full version of Collage includes a crop feature.

This review is of the full, paid version of Collage for iPhone on both an iPhone 3G and original iPhone 2G.

Did your mouth drop when you saw Tom Cruise interface with data in Minority Report or watched CSI’s Duquesne* and Delco* visually manipulate and analyze crime scene evidence using the iPhone-familiar pinch and expand technique – moving and re-sizing images around with the swipe of the wrist or a flick of the finger? Whether these clips from Hollywood are familiar to you or not, the were jaw-dropping awesome the first time they aired. If you think this way of interfacing with data is cool, and you’re a photographer, then wait until you learn more about Collage.

While I don’t generally use my iPhone to capture or edit images I may want to use for professional use, I definitely find the benefit of doing so with images I want to have fun with: iPhone wallpapers, Facebook posts, screen captures to share with others, to immortalize my Rock Band supremecy, for example.

To begin, I choose a color for my collage’s background and decide whether I want to work in portrait or landscape mode by holding my iPhone vertically or tilting it horizontally. Then, select an image to work with. I choose to work with one image at a time, apply any filters, and perform actions before adding another photo to my canvas. If I accidentally select the wrong image, I can delete it using the trash can icon. This can be done on any image/layer at any time. Just be careful to have the correct one highlighted. There is no “undo” command to easily bring back whatever you’ve deleted. Moving images in front of or behind others is as simple as clicking on the image. Think of this as being the same as moving an image on top of or below another image/layer.

Delete “layers” using the trash can icon. This function works on the image but does not work for deleting filters, part of the “Actions” menu. In order to change an applied Action, simply call the menu and select a different item. Clicking on the delete icon will delete the highlighted image/layer. Multiple action items can be applied.

Next, I select a filter or an action to apply.

List of Actions:
• Black and White
• Sepia
• Nudge straight
• Remove Frame
• Auto Layout
• Adjust Transparency
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Come get your critiques – ScottCritiques.com is now officially open for business. Visit the site, check out the existing critiques to see if you can learn something from them, and then read the submission guidelines and submit your own image.

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Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.3 Release Candidates, both available immediately for download from Adobe Labs at http://labs.adobe.com. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all customers. The Lightroom and Camera Raw teams […]

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UPDATE – SOLD OUT – Thanks! Okay we’ve heard you want em’ so come and get em’ while they last. Announcing the TWIPPHOTO – “Photography is NOT A Crime” T-shirt. 100% Cotton. 6.1 oz. Screen-Printed T-Shirt – Black with white lettering. The front of the shirt says “TWIPPHOTO.COM.” The back shows a picture of a […]

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Demo of Wimberley Gimbal Head With Sigma 300-800 Lens from Scott Bourne on Vimeo. Click on the Vimeo link for a full size version. _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store

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Sigma 300-800 EX DG Unboxing from Scott Bourne on Vimeo. _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store

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Aperture Nature Photography Workshop: Diffusion/Reflection from Scott Bourne on Vimeo. NOTE: Cross posted at ApertureNatureWorkshops.com.

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Photo Gear On Location in Alaska from Scott Bourne on Vimeo. _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store

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Scott Bourne’s Alaska Video Diary from Scott Bourne on Vimeo. _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store

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Scott Bourne’s Alaska Photo Trip Video Diary Entry #1 from Scott Bourne on Vimeo. or see it at Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/1641409 _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store NOTE: This was made with Canon G9. I was by myself and having trouble getting the items into focus while I held the camera with one […]

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I was excited to see this lens. Several Nikon pals had raved about its sharpness and here it is. The Nikon AF-S 14-24 mm F2.8G ED The lens came with a very nice pouch/case, although it’s too bulky to fit in my camera bag that way so I’ll just leave the case at home. There […]

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Photo Gimbal Head from Scott Bourne on Vimeo.

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