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AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This may just change the way you shoot forever

20140201-205219.jpgFrom Petapixel,

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? Sound interesting? Read on.

The technique is called Back Button Autofocus and it can really change the way you use your camera. Rather than autofocusing with your shutter release, you move the autofocus function exclusively to a button on the back of the camera. When you first hear about this technique, it’s natural to greet the idea with a bit of uncertainty, but once you get used to focusing with this method, you may never go back.

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7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

From Photofocus;

Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a really powerful tool for making memorable black and white photographs. Take a look at this video to see the seven steps I take to make a terrific B&W image from any color image.

Watch the video, read the full article and find out more about an upcoming Google+ Hangout on the subject here.

Discover Lightroom

(31)Discover Lightroom is a new 6½ hour video workshop series that will teach you all you need to know about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Whether you’ve never used Lightroom before and wonder if you should be using it, or you’re an old hand and want to sharpen your skils, this workshop might be just what you need.

It is presented by Chris Marquardt, presenter of Tips From the Top Floor, the Internet’s longest-running photography podcast. Chris is a German professional photographer who presents workshops in German in his home country and in English in the UK and USA. He is also the driving force behind the Everest Trek, the world’s highest photography workshop.

Head on over to Discover Lightroom where you can read more about the workshop and view some sample chapters.

Perfect Photos Every Time

20140128-131340.jpgCJ Chilvers, who previously went by the moniker A Lesser Photographer, is an advocate for simplicity in photography. He believes there is no need for the gear phobia and pixel-peeping mania that abounds but that we can make great photos with the simplest of point-and-shoot cameras, or even with our camera phones. That we have seen a number of well-received camera phone images presented at our meetings backs this up.

In this blog post he presents a short five minute video of a talk he gave and also links to another article that the talk was based on. I found it enlightening to both watch the video and read the article. You’ll find them here.

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

David Cleland presents five tips taken from his eBooks. The first one is a good reminder to me; I tend to dive right in, set up my tripod and start shooting. He suggests instead, spending some time considering the scene before even getting your camera out.

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Get 43% off the price of David’s ebook bundle until 16 January 2014

Reasons to Shoot High ISO Images

Perhaps you, like myself, had bad experiences with poor quality from higher ISO images as delivered by earlier generations of digital cameras. Does this still make you cling to ISO 100 or 200 unless there is absolutely no alternative? If so you are probably not getting the best from your newer camera. In this article James Maher gives the reasons why you should now be embracing the use of higher ISO settings.

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The Arcanum

Arcanum-blueThe Arcanum is brought to us by Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs and Stuck on Earth fame. It uses the traditional master and apprentice approach to learning creative arts, but adds a twist. No longer do a master and his apprentices have to be together in the same place; The Arcanum uses technology to facilitate interaction between a master and his apprentices wherever they may be on the globe. Visit The Arcanum and view the video preview then read the rest if you’re interested. Once you’ve viewed the video you might have some questions, like Do I need Google Glass? or How much does it cost for me as an Apprentice?, and you can find answers to these and other questions in the Frequently Asked Questions.

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