I was surprised when I was approached about reviewing this product, but the more I use it, the more I like it. Eyeforcer is a pair of glasses that sense when your head is tilting and activate a light to remind you to lift your head back up. In fact, if you ignore the blinking light by your eye for too long, it'll send you a text message. Is it necessary? I've heard on the news several times over the last few years that people are having neck and back troubles from using their phones and tablets. The problem comes from tilting your head too … [Read more...] about Gear Review: Eyeforcer Glasses
Photography conferences like WPPI are a great place to check out some of the latest and greatest in the photography world — including with the tech you use to evolve your business. Several newer companies showcased their products at this year's expo, and there were three that really drew me in: Joy: Photo Albums for the Modern Age Imagine combining a tablet with a photo album, and you have Joy. Instead of printing albums, Joy offers a well-designed custom photo album solution for your clients. Perfect for wedding photography clients, I was … [Read more...] about From the WPPI Floor: Fresh Tech Ideas for Photographers
A portrait against a neutral background is great as a headshot. It lacks excitement, concept, and story. Here's an easy way to turn a simple portrait into a show stopper--change the background. Drop out the background Use your favorite method to make the background transparent with a layer mask. Solid objects can be outlined with the pen tool. Others, like the portrait shown here, might be done with the Quick Selection tool. No matter. Use Select & Mask from the Select menu to make the hair look more realistic. The file has to be saved a … [Read more...] about How to Replace a Portrait Background Easily with Adobe Stock
When Nikon showed off the D5 at CES last month, Canon devotees muttered, "Just wait!" Now the wait is over and Canon has announced their forthcoming flagship DSLR, the EOS-1 D X Mark II. While the blazing 14 FPS frame rate and shiny new autofocus technology will deservedly garner much of the attention over the next few days, there are a few things about the new beefy camera that are truly surprising to me. For the record, I have been a Canon EOS user for over 20 years and I have a battered old EOS-1 to prove it. I sold my EOS 5D Mark III and 7D … [Read more...] about Canon’s New EOS-1 D X Mark II Brings Some Surprises
If you're like us... you're staying up at night and worried. It's time to make some hard decisions... ones that will have long lasting consequences. It's time to decide which iPhone to buy (we know... first world problems). The Dilemma On Friday morning (at approximately 12:01 am PST) Apple will start taking online orders for the phone. If you'd like to be the first to have the phone, you'll either order online or fight the crowds. You'd think by now they'd learn to have enough in stock (perhaps they manipulate the frenzy a bit). … [Read more...] about Which iPhone 6 Should a Photographer Buy?
Rich Harrington shows you how to edit video in Adobe Photoshop CS6 This video comes from the book and DVD - Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals DISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-processing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they might be helpful to someone. … [Read more...] about Video Editing In Adobe Photoshop CS6
Rich offers a tutorial on a new feature in Adobe CS6 Called Adaptive Wide Angle DISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-processing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they might be helpful to someone. … [Read more...] about Free Video Tutorial – Adobe CS6 Adaptive Wide Angle
Guest Post and Photo by Tamara Lackey From my perspective, I can achieve the most amazing capture of a portrait, the most endearing expression, the absolutely sweetest interaction in the world but if its not well lit, I have lost the opportunity to do that image the justice I should have. If its overexposed (detail in the image is completely lost), underexposed (lost details in the shadows, too much grain/noise apparent when trying to lighten), or even lit in an unappealing way (exaggerates unattractive qualities), then it is because I didn't … [Read more...] about Well Lit Portraits by Tamara Lackey