If you like to shoot the stars Canon has responded in a big way, with a homerun in the photography field

Posted by: admin  :  Category: Photographic Astronomy

Being an exclusive Canon photographer, I am always pleased to see when Canon comes out with a special camera. If you do shoot the stars the Canon EOS 600a camera’s infrared filter permits three times the red hydrogen-alpha wavelengths emitted by celestial bodies to reach the image sensor  this will really help you in capturing you favorite celestial bodies as someone who does this type of work and as a trained student of the stars I can tell you this camera will yield some incredible images.

Canon EOS 600a

From Film to Digital Translating what I am doing Photographic Astronomy shots

Posted by: admin  :  Category: Photographic Astronomy

I ran into an issue lately in transferring my Astronomy photography using  film to digital. I kept getting just a white blue Image (looked like a sun image without filtering) when attached to the telescope, then I tried it with a new long lens, just to try to take a picture  of the moon, still goes the same thing so since I am a lifetime Canon photographer, I called Canon support , to  see if they had suggestions Meade who make my telescope they had not one clue of how to take the picture or what the issue was yet they sell the adapter fo the telescope, here is what I got from canon:

Green Screen the new creatative tool in photography

Posted by: admin  :  Category: Photoshop Work, Special Effects Photography

Green Screen or Blue Screen, is a great way to bring to your studio the world. Just think of it you can bring and place in the world as a back ground to a subject. Why do some photographer do not try it? It comes down to lighting skills or just plain lazyness to try something new, or stuck in a rut. They do not realise the impact that Green screen can make in revenue of income at their studio. WHat is really great you can get the cloth that is washable, and as long as you take care of it, it will last for ever, of course there is other types that dictate to either use cloth, vynal, or paper, some studios actually paint the studio wall with this color so they have a really big surface for Green screen, The trick to using Green Screen in a very balanced light across the entire surface of the Green Screen background, then balance your key light with the Green Screen light where it does not over balance the green screen and you have a setup. The in my case I have the right tools in Photoshop CS5 extended that make the work in Green Screens a snap, with the right actions installed. Where the art comes in is what background you use(resolution is very important here),and how you use Photoshop to blend in the subject to the background, if you do it right it is true digital art in a box, the wonder is if they cannot tel it is a Green Screen picture, but what we want it ti be art work. So get out and buy a green screen, backgrounds in high resolution, and start getting in what is something great!!

This photographer cannot stay away from the train tracks when photographing a model and it always looks really bad

Posted by: admin  :  Category: models, Photography

Rarely do I ever say anything about another photographer style of shooting methods, but in this case  I must say something because it is that bad a style. I really do not know who the photographer is and I do not really care to know, but every time he shoots a model he must take them to a train track to get a few shots of them on it. Now, I love trains I think they are classic, but an empty train track is not a good background for a model, go find a bridge with some lines you can use in your photograph, or even better find a actual train on the track and tell some sort of story with your  photograph, but stop putting the models on an empty train track, it is boring, it rarely make a model look good, and you are wasting the model’s time with you thing about train tracks, do soemthing creatative from now on outside or better yet use green screen technology to do some photographic art for a change.