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If you’re a member of Kelby Online Training, then you likely already know about this great class. If you’re not, then check it out.

David Ziser, world-renowned photographer is teaching a class on everything you need to know about shooting a live wedding.

Wedding Photographer David Ziser invited the Kelby Training cameras to follow for an entire wedding shoot. His day begins with some shots of the bride getting ready, then outside for group shots, then on to the ceremony and reception. David lets viewers see his equipment choices, shot selections, lighting techniques, camera positioning, and finally, he talks about the process of choosing which images to work with in post-processing.

  1. Introduction and Equipment (06:37)
  2. Getting Started at the Bride’s House (09:56)
  3. Scenic Overlook (05:06)
  4. Outside the Church Before the Ceremony (11:12)
  5. Inside the Church (08:25)
  6. The Reception (14:52)
  7. Reviewing the Key Points (27:43)

How many megapixels you need depends on the how you are going to use your images. Here are some common uses:

Viewing On Megapixels Needed
Computer Monitor / Online 1-3 megapixels
6×4 prints 2 megapixels
10×8 inch prints 5 megapixels
14×11 inch prints or larger 7 megapixels

If you only enjoy your photos on your computer screen, or uploading to a photo website to share with friends, you really only need a 1 megapixel camera. That is because your computer monitor is usually about 1000×1000 pixels = 1 megapixel! I’d err on the safe side and use a 3 megapixel camera or higher to enable cropping though, as I discuss below.

When you print your images, you will need more megapixels. If your megapixel count isn’t enough for the size of image you print, your images won’t look sharp.

Use the above table as a guide for the number of megapixels you need. Notice how I say “14×11 inch prints or larger” on the last line of the table. You only really need a 7 megapixel camera for any prints larger than 14×11. Even huge 30×40 posters. That’s because we normally stand further away from larger prints, so we don’t notice when they are less sharp!

The above came from an article on Digital Photo Secrets. To learn more like “What are megapixels” and “Why you might need more megapixels” visit Digital Photo Secrets.

dPS has two posts that discuss composition in photography. Like all articles by dPS, this is a good tutorial. The first post is here and the second one is here. The ten elements briefly are:

  1. Pattern
  2. Symmetry
  3. Texture
  4. Depth of Field
  5. Lines
  6. Framing
  7. Perspective
  8. Space
  9. Balance
  10. Color

Read both posts for more detail on each of these pieces and it will no doubt help you to compose fantastic photos.

I love gadgets. I really like to try out new technology and find out if it really can improve quality, decrease time, or is it just a fine gadget to have. Well Epic Edits has generated a list of Must Have Online Tools for Professional Photographers. That list includes:

  1. The Library of Congress
  2. Getty Images
  3. Sports Shooter
  4. Photography Blog
  5. Photojojo
  6. Digital Photography Review
  7. About.com
  8. Smugmug
  9. Photo.Net
  10. Digital Photography Magazine

How many of these do you have? If you are wondering why these are important tools for photographers read the complete article here.

If you live in California and you enjoy hiking, you may want to sign up to take a landscape photography workshop that includes a week in Yosemite high country.

The dates are August 13-19. It’s led by Steve Kossack and it’s limited to just 7 people so if you’re interested, reserve your spot today.

On May 5th you’re invited to attend a free webinar from the folks at x-rite photo. There will be two sessions.

No matter what your workflow, purpose for your image, or preference, you’ll see how important color is for projecting mood and style into photographic captures. Also, get a sneak peek at Photoshop CS5 technology for new tools to add to your “retouching bag of tricks.” All this and more with Jane Conner-ziser, one of the world’s most respected portrait retouchers.

To register for Session One at 10AM PST click here:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/537462035

To register for Session Two at 12PM PST click here:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/265066354

Attention California Community College faculty, staff and students: The Fourth Annual College Seen Photo Contest is going on now!

College Seen™ Photo Contest tells the story of the California Community Colleges from a student perspective. The contest is sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the CollegeBuys purchasing program, with software prizes courtesy of Adobe®.

Currently enrolled California Community College students over the age of 18 are eligible to participate.

Submissions will be accepted online from April 26–June 30, 2010.

Students may enter up to seven photos, one per category, for an opportunity to win:

  • A $500 cash award
  • Adobe® Creative Suite® 5, Design Premium (provided by Adobe)
  • Feature story in Affinity, the magazine for California Community Colleges

Seven First Place winners, including one Grand Prize winner, will be selected.

For more information, check out the College Seen 2010 website.



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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn