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Tic Tac Toe with Alex…and Portrait Photo Class

Jared Polin September 15, 2010 4

Guess what? Alex shoots RAW! Just kidding he doesn’t have a camera yet but I will certainly see to it when he does. We take a few minutes and play Tic Tac Toe. See who wins best out of 3. I am sure the tables will turn soon…

Fall is here!  Its time to take some wonderful photographs and learn more about photography.  I have quite a few classes this year.  The main one is my 8 hour photo seminar.  Here is what you can expect for my next class offering on October 2nd from 2pm until ?.  You can sign up here:   http://cazillo.com/photography-classes.html.  This one day class will be $279 and additional dates will be announced with interest.  Locations will be Exton Pennsylvania (by the Mall) and somewhere local for a family portrait sitting.

  • Maximum of 5 students per class
  • 2 portrait shoots, one indoor and one outdoor using available light portable flash with models.
  • Camera setup
  • Posing
  • Lighting
  • Working with the client
  • Seeing the Moment
  • Locations
  • Picking the right spot and time to shoot
  • Edit photos in Adobe Lightroom 3 after shooting
  • Photography products for sale
  • Dinner included

Lightroom Black and White

Jared Polin September 15, 2010 5

Everybody loves black and white photos! There are many methods of tweaking a black and white photos. I went through a lot of them including the B&W panel, contrast, clarity & tone curve. There is one extra special method at the end so stick around to see the full details!

Nikon D7000 Preview

Jared Polin September 15, 2010 15

The Nikon D7000 is another step in the right direction for Nikon. They are taking video to the next level with each and every entry into the market as well as focusing on the more important Hi-ISO capability of the cameras. This camera pretty much puts the Nikon D300s out to pasture as it will take better quality images and much higher quality video. Of course this is all speculation based on a preview and we wont know for sure if it is better until I get to test one out.

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Purchase a Nikon D7000 from B&H Photo


The list of impressive key features are:

Nikon D7000
· 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
· 39 point AF system
· 2016 pixel RGB sensor/ Scene Recognition system
· 6 fps for 100 frame burst
· 1080p (24 fps) / 720p (24 or 30 fps) HD video
· Full time AF with video and live view
· ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25,600
· Magnesium alloy top and rear for durability
· Accepts AF and AF-S lenses
· Dual SD card slots
· $1199 body only, $1499 with 18-105mm VR lens / Available in mid October

Read the Full Press Release from Nikon after the Break….
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FroVader Canon Reviews

Jared Polin September 14, 2010 11

This is for all of you Canon shooters who have been asking for more Canon lens and body reviews. I am starting to get access to more Canon glass care of Allen’s Camera 215.547.2841 to do reviews and sample shots for you. I am trying my best to learn the bodies so I can bring you more informed reviews.

To you Nikon guys you should still watch these videos just to see what the “Dark Side” has to offer. Just remember you should be able to get great images with either system, there are pluses and minus to both and it comes down to personal preference.

In this first video you will see two pieces of gear that you will find most pro’s are using. At 1:43 in this video you will see the very SPECIAL GUEST!!!

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Photo of the Week – Mr. Miowgee

Jared Polin September 13, 2010 8

This weeks photo of the week was captured with the NEW Nikon 24 1.4 of Mr. Miowgee. What a solid lens, there will be a full review in the next few weeks.

Take a look at this video to see how I captured this image as well as converted the RAW file.

Nikon D3s Nikon 24 1.4
1/400th F1.4 1000 ISO
SHOT RAW NOT CROPPED

Click the image to view the FULL RES JPEG

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Click here to view the FULL RES JPEG