Attention all you Canon 7D owners out there. There is a new book available in the Snapshots to Great Shots series and it’s just for you. Salt Lake City photographer Nicole Young has written the perfect book for new 7D owners that will guide you through the best features of the camera and how to leverage them to make great looking photos. You can find her new book at Amazon or wherever you buy great photography books now.
Alien Skin Releases Exposure 3
Are you an old school photographer who uses digital for the speed, convenience, and cost but longs for the look of film? Well then you need to check out the latest release from the folks at Alien Skin software called Exposure 3. With 500 different film techniques, you are sure to find something to bring back the organic look of film to your images. There are tons of presets including B/W films such as Tri-X, NeoPan, and Delta. But there’s more than just black and white presets. There are tons of them for classic color films such as Kodachrome, Polaroid, and even old classics like Daguerreotypes. The plug-in is completely compatible with 64-bit Photoshop CS5 as well as Lightroom 3. The only problem you might have with this plug-in is trying to decide on which one of the 500+ presets you want to use. Check out the video below and then head to Alien Skin for more information and to download the free trial.
A Photo Companion for Google Earth
The other day I wrote about how I use Google Earth to find great places to shoot when I travel. Shortly after the post I received an email from a reader telling me about another app that could enhance the travel photo experience. It’s called The Photographer’s Ephemeris. Wikipedia defines ephemeris as “is a table of values that gives the positions of astronomical objects in the sky at a given time or times” and that’s pretty much what this app does. Just put in the location and you will not only see things like sunset and sunrise times, but also how the sun will track across the landscape so you always know where the good light will come from and where it’s going.
To check out the app and see all of the features, follow this link to iTunes. I have not had a chance to check out this app but I have downloaded it and am anxious to give it a try. If you have used it or the desktop version, drop me a note in the comments and let me know what you think.