Diffraction and Focus Stacking Tutorial for Photoshop CS6

Diffraction and Focus Stacking Tutorial for Photoshop CS6

Adventure photo journalist Jay Goodrich highlights how he overcomes diffraction issues with today’s digital cameras and lenses by stacking multiple focal point images in Adobe Photoshop CS6 via Adobe Lightroom 4. Focus stacking, also known as focal plane merging or focus blending, is the process of combining multiple images taken at different focus distances. This is how many photographers are able to get entire subjects in focus even if the depth of field if very shallow. It is very popular in macro photography but it can also be very helpful for landscape photographers.  Watch the tutorial below to see how Goodrich is able to get his entire scene in focus when normally he’d be experiencing blur due to diffraction, which often occurs in lenses after a certain f/stop is reached. read more…

Playing with Nikon’s Big Guns.

Playing with Nikon’s Big Guns.

Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Not so long ago, I did a post about Canon’s new “Big Guns”, the 600mm f/4 II and the 1Dx. We’re now waiting for Nikon’s newest super-tele, the 800mm f/5.6, to ship, but I thought I’d take the newest flagship camera from Nikon out for a spin with the venerable 600mm f/4 that they’ve had out for a while.

 

Nikon 600mm f/4

Nikon 600mm f/4

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Adobe Lightroom Tips for Beginners: The Island of Lost Files

Adobe Lightroom Tips for Beginners: The Island of Lost Files

Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator, and an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. His Lightroom Viewfinder series provides photographers with the tools they need to effectively use Lightroom for organization, editing, and printing. 

The Island of Lost Files

by Seán Duggan

In this episode I pay a visit to the Island of Lost Files to address one of the most common questions from new Lightroom users: “Why are some of my files missing in Lightroom, and how do I get them back?” I explain the reasons why Lightroom sometimes loses track of images, as well as show you how to track down those missing files (even if you have no idea where they are). I also make some organizational and workflow recommendations that will help prevent files from getting lost in the future. read more…

BorrowLenses Reviews the Canon Rebel T5i

BorrowLenses Reviews the Canon Rebel T5i

First, a confession: I’m a Nikon shooter. However, the first digital camera I ever really learned how to use was a Rebel T2i (was a film shooter prior to that). I have had a soft spot for the Rebel series ever since, despite being currently married to a D800. They are fantastic cameras and the T5i is no exception but, to be honest, it just isn’t at all exceptional when compared to its 2012 predecessor, the T4i.

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BorrowLenses.com Fun at the 2013 NAB Show: Day Three

BorrowLenses.com Fun at the 2013 NAB Show: Day Three

Visit us at NAB and enter to win a free rental!

Visit us at NAB and enter to win a free rental!

BorrowLenses.com is at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas! If you are here, too, please come visit us in booth #C9550! We have great cameras for folks to try out and other surprise goodies, including a chance to win a free rental from us! Not at NAB? That’s ok – take a virtual tour with us below. Here are some of the shots we were able to take during quick breaks. See more here and here.

RED Camera clean room at NAB 2013.

RED Camera clean room at NAB 2013.

RED Camera clean room at NAB 2013.

RED Camera clean room at NAB 2013.

RED Camera clean room at NAB 2013.

RED Camera clean room at NAB 2013.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was unveiled at NAB 2013. BL was there to witness it!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was unveiled at NAB 2013. BL was there to witness it!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was unveiled at NAB 2013. BL was there to witness it!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was unveiled at NAB 2013. BL was there to witness it!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was unveiled at NAB 2013. BL was there to witness it!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was unveiled at NAB 2013. BL was there to witness it!

Blackmagic accessories at NAB 2013.

Blackmagic accessories at NAB 2013.

A beefy ARRI / Fujinon Alura 18-80mm T2.6 Zoom on the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera at NAB 2013.

A beefy ARRI / Fujinon Alura 18-80mm T2.6 Zoom on the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera at NAB 2013.

The Zeiss LWZ.2 Lightweight Zoom 15.5-45mm on the Canon C300 at our booth at NAB 2013.

The Zeiss LWZ.2 Lightweight Zoom 15.5-45mm on the Canon C300 at our booth at NAB 2013.

And Gangnam Style on a Flexible LED display!

At NAB? Share your pictures with us in the comments below! We hope to see you this week in booth #C9550!

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