Archive for 'Videos'

Post-shutter activation light modifying with Lightroom and Viveza

Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by .

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It has been a while since I put together a video tutorial and I thought it was time. In this video tutorial, I take a look at using a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software’s Viveza plugin to do some light modifying; after the picture has been made. I am sure a lot of photographers will scoff at this and tell me I should have…

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Massive Highlight Recovery with the Photoshop/Lightroom Adjustment Brush

Posted on 27. Aug, 2009 by .

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When I first upgraded to Lightroom 2.0, I spent a considerable amount of time playing with the new features. One of the new RAW processing features that really intrigued me was the adjustment brush. The adjustment brush allows the user to adjust…

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Photog goes crazy, starts shooting video!

Posted on 22. Jun, 2009 by .

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I’ve been facinated by the new hybrid DSLRs that can shoot both still and video images. And the video I saw from the 5D Mark II was really, really impressive. It’s ability to produce high definition video at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (1080p) is really stunning. I’m a bit of a movie fanatic and I think part of me harbours a fantasy of…

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Spring Black Bears – A video report

Posted on 28. May, 2009 by .

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I just returned from a very successful workshop focussed on spring Black Bears. The workshop was held at the Riding Mountain Guest Ranch just outside Riding Mountain National Park in south west Manitoba, Canada. If you’ve never been to this area of the world you really owe yourself a visit. It is truly a remarkable area of the continent with a huge variety…

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Khumbu Xtrahand Vest – Video Review

Posted on 12. May, 2009 by .

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I’ve had a Khumbu photography vest from the Vested Interest folks for about 4 years now. They have different vests for different types of photographer. The models include the Still, Magnum, Pro Video and the one I use, the Khumbu. For the wildlife photographer the Khumbu vest is a very useful accessory for trecking gear around. Every once in a while I see folks in the various Internet photography forums enquiring about them and thought it would be a useful…

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Slideshows that don’t suck

Posted on 16. Apr, 2009 by .

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Although I fondly remember watching my dad’s dusty slides as a kid, I’ve never enjoyed watching slideshows of digital images on the computer. Why? Because they generally suck and bore me to tears. In fact, I had a selection of URL’s saved just so that I could lull myself to sleep if I couldn’t sleep. So, when I heard about a service called Animoto that promises to…

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Photoshop Tutorial – Sharpener Pro 3.0 by Nik Software

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 by .

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In this Photoshop tutorial, I take a look at the Sharpener Pro 3.0 plugin from Nik Software. During the video presentation, I work on sharpening the same image for the web/email, printing an 8″ x 12″ print on an Epson 3800 printer and preparing the print for printing on an offset press on coated paper. Like everything we do here at WildShots, this tutorial…

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Photoshop tutorial – Adding a Rule of thirds grid overlay

Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by .

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Photoshop tutorial – Adding a Rule of thirds grid overlay – Today’s WildShots Photoshop tutorial provides you with a quick and easy way to setup Photoshop to display the classic “Rule of thirds” grid over top of your images. The grid isn’t actually saved…

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Photoshop Tutorial – Creating PhotoStrips

Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by .

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Photo Strips WildShots Photoshop Tutorial – In today’s Photoshop tutorial, I take a look at Photoshop’s Photomerge capabilities. I show you how to use those capabilities to combine a number of images or consecutive frames into…

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Winter Photography – Video from my winter wildlife workshop

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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My Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop had a total of six participants plus myself. It was a really great group of people from a wide range of backgrounds from all over North America. During the workshop the participants photographed a…

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