Canon announces fall rebates
Rebates on lenses, flashes and high end camcorders. Sale is now through Jan 17th, 2009.
Microsoft releases Pro Photo Tools 2
Talk about a giant that has no recognition in Pro Photography.
Reader’s Digest Photo Contest
Halloween is right around the corner, and here is a chance to use that photo I just know you were going to take anyway. You have until November 2nd to submit your Halloween photos of yourself, a family member or pet for a chance to win $100.
PhotoPlus Expo – October 23rd – 25th
The PDN PhotoPlus Expo will be happening this week at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Unlike the PMA show (spring) and the recently closed Photokina show in Germany, not many new announcements are expected from this show. I will however be attending and reporting back on it next week.
Where can you (or can’t you) take a picture?
It has been reported (but not yet confirmed) that Disneyland and California Adventure parks have cracked down on their “no professional camera equipment” rules. Depending on who you speak to, it varies from “no telephoto lenses” to “no zoom lenses” to “nothing more than 6 inches” Walt Disney World in Florida does not seem to be affected. So, if you are planning on going to Disneyland, be aware you may not be able to take the dSLR lens you want. Otherwise, perhaps you could throw a small short lens (like a 50mm) on your camera, and pack away your longer lens and change it while in the park.
Photographer’s rights sheet that you can download
Site Of The Week
Kodak Tips – Photographing Children
Tip Of The Week
Halloween is a time for darkness and shadows. You don’t want to mess with the mood of your pictures with a flash. But if you have to, and are stuck with an on camera flash, try
1. Use a piece of tissue paper or tracing paper over the flash to diffuse the light and make is less overpowering.
2. Get a piece of colored cellophane. Red or Orange would probably work well, to give a warm glow rather than an overpowering white light.