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Pro Photo Show #32 Album Design Software Choices

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Show Notes… (also see) Part2 – PPS #33 Album suppliers.

New wide format printers announced from Canon, Google 3D warehouse for CS3 extended, Adobe releases Camera Raw 4.1.

Sign the petition to free the Iranian captured relief worker Kian.

Album design software.
Check out the Album design software forum thread on OSP. Gary Fong’s album design actions for Photoshop, and Kevin Kubota’s Photoshop System. You Select It standalone design software, and Yervent Page Gallery. In design is what Gavin uses, and you can learn how to do it with Kevin Swan’s training video.

Pick of the week this time is The Digital Photography Connection. They have lots of useful training videos for Photoshop, and Lightroom.

[tags]photography, wedding, album design, software, tools, workflow[/tags] Gavin Seim Photography 2007

Adobe Announces CS3 Plugin for Google 3D Warehouse

Well you Uh… 3D Warehouse fans are now in luck! Adobe Just Announced a CS3 Extended Plugin for Google 3D Warehouse that you can download free over at Adobe Labs.

In all seriousness though most of us think Google Earth is really cool, and if you like making buildings for it this is probably for you. So what are you waiting for? Go make some buildings and get them.

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PPS #31 Pro Photo Roundtable1 – Talking Tech

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Well here is your first PPS Roundtable discussion. We had a few sound glitches, but we’ll get better. Hope you enjoy, and here are some links for things we discussed.

Gavin Reviewed Action Runner, a tool for automating the Photoshop action process with a whole bunch of images. Go check out the trial.

Also discussed was the free Wow lightroom presets by Jack Davis, and How to import your presets from Bridge to Lightroom. Dennis got the Eye-One Display2 for color correction. The Adobe Studio Exchange is good, but we don’t like it as well after the redesign. FredMiranda.com is a great place for lens reviews.

Gavin’s pick of the week was Photo Drop, a Mac tool for automated resizing of images. Jarrod said everyone should go to PhotoshopUser.com, and join NAAP And Dennis loves his lab Whitehouse Custom Color. I think that about wraps it up…. Cheers

Panasonic announces 12 megapixel Lumix

12 megapixels, a Leica lens, 3.6 optical zoom and an optical image stabilizer. What more could you ask for? How about wide screen HD video? Yep it’s got that too!

It’s not a DSLR, but many pro’s would agree that having a great point and shoot around is an real asset. The sophisticated Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 brings many great features to the table, and looks good to top it off. Check out all the details over at Let’s Go Digital

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Sony Alpha DSLR’s

More details are surfacing on Sony’s up and coming DSLR lineup. Though most of us are currently Canon or Nikon folks, competition is great and it looks like Sony may be bringing us some good specs.

Time will tell since Sony often finds a way to botch things that would otherwise be great, but the more competition the better gear we end up with.

More photo’s here on Engadget, and here on DPreview

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PPS Episode #30 HDR (High Dynamic Range) Part 2

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Part two talks in more detail about using Photomatix Pro, and how to use it to get a great looking HDR image. You can use our promo code PPS15 to save 15%. There’s also an HDR Flickr group you should check out, and you can see some of my HDR work on my own Flickr page, also here is the HDR panoramic photo that I made.

People in HDR, and here is a few that I shot to give you some ideas…
This was taken at sunset. The light was very low, and I had to use a high iso. The resulting image came out a bit grainy, but the effect was very dramatic. It gives us some food for thought! Even though this is not what you would think when you thought about HDR, it gives a different aspect and has a lot of mood.

B&W HDR

This shot was taken at the beach around sunset. Again a three shot HDR using auto bracketing, it gives off plenty of drama and though the subject has to stand very still the resulting image is just what the doctor ordered.

This is another Senior shot. Doing this is HDR gave it lots of dynamic detail that would not otherwise be possible.

Pick of the week this time was submitted by listener Greg. It a nice (and simple) javs script you can use on your website to make a sideshow. It’s free so just read the direction and your off.

That about does it for this week. You can send questions or comments to prophotoshow@gmail.com. Have a great week… Gavin
Gavin Seim Photography 2007