Posts Tagged ‘Tamron’

Tamron Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest

Tamron has announced their latest 2010 photo contest: Backyard Wildlife, and they pledge to support wildlife conservation by donating to the National Wildlife Federation for every photo entered. So enter! The winner gets to choose from among several Tamron lenses as a prize. For the complete contest info, and to enter, go to the contest page on their website. Read more about the contest and prizes below.

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1-Minute D-SLR Know-How Videos from Tamron

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Starting today, optics company, Tamron, is beginning a new video learning series. The “DSLR Know-How” videos will air on Tamron’s YouTube channel every Monday for 12 weeks. The videos are geared toward first-time Digital SLR owners, according to Tamron, but are “also likely to appeal to a broad spectrum of shooters including experienced enthusiasts, and those who simply want to get a better handle on all the exciting features built into their new Digital SLR cameras.”  Episode One, which was released today, features professional photographer, Andre Costantini, giving a very brief overview of the “physics of photography”—a capture device, shutter and aperture. While this first episode was not very in-depth in terms of tips, I suspect those that follow will be, now that they’ve gotten that introduction out of the way.

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- A Festivus for the Rest of US

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Although this particular Wednesday—two days before Christmas— isn’t actually the middle of the work week for many of you, we’d still like to share some photo world news with you this afternoon. And since today, December 23rd, marks the unofficial day of celebration for a lesser-known December holiday called Festivus, I couldn’t resist leading with the above photo from the Seinfeld episode that spurred the Festivus phenomenon.

- Lifehacker‘s list of the most popular DIY projects of 2009 features a tutorial on how to “Deter Thieves by Uglifying Your Camera.”

- Nik Software‘s photo editing software, Viveza 2, for Photoshop, Lightroom & Aperture is now available.

- Tamron shares tips by Rick Ferro on using a shallow depth-of-field in portrait photography.

- Nikon‘s latest podcast features professional photographer, Chase Jarvis, who talks about self promotion and multimedia photography in the digital age.

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 10/28

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photo © Hella TJ (Flickr creative commons)

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- LAist featured this week a great roundup of photos from the recent Dia de Los Muertos event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Besides being great shots, they might inspire your Haloween costume ideas for this weekend!

- onOne Software announced the much anticipated Plugin Suite 5. (Pre-order now and save $200)

- Tamron has produced a Macro How-To video with professional photographer, Roy Toft, using the Tamron 60mm F2 lens.

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 8/26

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It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- The Nikon D-Movie Screening Room presents its latest short film, by Director of Photography Ellen Kuras– of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fame. (Still from video above.)

- Tamron presents a timely “Back to School” photo story by photographer Wendy Saunders, who used the Tamron 18-270mm lens to capture one little boy’s big day. Saunders’ photos encourage parents to get creative on this day beyond the ubiquitous lunch pale in the doorway shot.

- Exposure Manager announced their new Pro Lab Direct Printing System for sports and event photographers.

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