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Pro Photography Podcast #54, No Spammy Jerks:

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Today’s topics: Industry & PPS news. Getting your photography noticed.
Host: Gavin Seim ~ Seim Studios

Here Is Podcast #54 forum discussion:

Show Notes & Links:

The Canon 5D MK2 firmware 1.07 is available.

Also here’s some 5D MK II High ISO samples I posted.

PPS contest winners & sponsors are announced here.

Gavins’ Interview on pieces of the picture.

Planning an HDR workshop in Washington. Also thinking about going to Ireland next winter. Email Gavin you have thoughts on Ireland, or are interested in attending the workshop.

Check out the OnOne Plugin Suite4 Straight Dope Review.
OnOne has given PPS’ers a 20% off discount good till Feb 28th.
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I’ve started the HDR portrait & wedding group on Flickr, as well as the Incredible HDR group. You can also join the main PPS Flickr group.

Follow Gavin on Twitter.

Power Workflow 2.2 presets have been released.
Use Promo Code PPS to save 15%

My new wedding photography site is working well.

Here’s the bridal show booth picture and info.

Pocket Wizards and Radio Poppers are RF add on’s instead of using built in Infrared on your flash.

Canon RC1 remote works on 5D MK II. It’s cheap too. I’m getting one.

Gavin ordered the Black Rapid strap.

Lightroom 2.3 beta is on available Adobe Labs.

Let’s talk about online galleries and photo selling.
, Zenfolio, Exposure Manager, Instaproofs, Collages. Even install your own with somethihg like Pictures Pro.
What do you like and why?

Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 Now Available

For Adobe users (that would be most of us) Camera RAW 5.2 is now available. I don’t always post about releases like this, but this has some significance due it’s it’s RAW support for certain newer cameras including.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G10
  • Panasonic DMC-LX3

There’s others as well, but a lot of folks will be glad to see that these models are now supported. I expect my LX3 tomorrow, and a 5D MK II… well as soon as it comes (hopefully soon)

There’s are a few more minor updates. John Knack posted some details on his blog. I just wanted to spread the word. Download it for Windows here and Macintosh here.

Gavin Seim

Pro Photography Roundtable Podcast #10 ~ Pet’s, Pew’s & Nature

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Todays Panel:
Gavin Seim ~ Seim Studios

Dennis Zerwas ~ DZ Photography

Paul Walker ~ Paws Pet Photography
Erik Guggenheim ~ CopperBreaks.com

Scott & Adina Hayne ~ Hayne Photography

Notable Time Indexes:
3:55 News & General Talk
52:33 Scott & Adina on selling Weddings & Portraits
1:04:06 Paul on Pet Photography
1:14:25 Erik on the Nature business

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Roundtable 10 Forum Discussion:

Kodak Launches Ektar 100. Yep real film

5D MK2 is here

Pet Photography NOW: by Paul Walker

On This Earth: Photographs from East Africa: Nick Brandt

Orphan Works act may be dead

Freebies on the Seim Effects Facebook fan page.

Some articles of note…
90 seconds to better photography
Managing LR catalogs and images for Pro’s


Picks of the week:
Shoot Cue Studio Software

Scott: Brinkmann Maxfire Dual Xenon Spotlight

Paul: Our Peaceable Kingdom: The Photographs of John Drysdale

Eric: Molar Bean Bags

Dennis: Moon Phase for iPhoneLed Headbeam Lamp

Gavin: Good Printable Disks: Taiyo Yuden Water Shield Printable CD & DVD –  Overnight Prints for postcards and bussiness cards.

Canon 5D Mark2 is here: Canon bites back (UPDATED)


It was bound to happen sooner or later, but sooner finally arrived A bit later that some had expected, but it came. The Canon 5D MK II is official, and looking really good. It’s been announced for Nov release. Here’s my favorite highlights.

Update 11/08: The MK II is said to be shipping mid to lat November. The date is not solid as of this update.

  • 21.1-megapixel full frame sensor:
  • DIGIC 4 processor, significantly lower noise, ISO range of 50 to 25,600:
  • 1920 x 1080 HD video capture with mic input:
  • 3.9 frames per second (14 frame Raw burst):
  • 15-point Autofocus:
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD:
  • Live View Shooting:
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer (helps even out harsh lighting):
  • 10.0 & 5.2 megapixel sRaw mode:
  • Integrated Cleaning System:
  • Update: IR Wireless Trigger
  • Update: Auto ISO settings
  • Update: Image copyright metadata support

UPDATE2: With MK II Samples

Delivery is scheduled by the end of Nov. Body only price will be around $2700 USD. Kit version with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS  lens will be around $3500 USD

On a personal note I can say that I can’t wait to get this in my hands. Canon took too long to get it here, but from the look of it they’ll be back in the contenders ring with Nikon. Since this is their #2 pro body. I’m curious what the new 1D will bring us. It can’t be far behind, since the specs on this would turn the current 1D into an electronic oldie. There’s a few more views of the new MK2 below. What ya think? Lets get the comments rolling.

Canon 5D MK2 Rear

Canon also announced:

Continue reading ‘Canon 5D Mark2 is here: Canon bites back (UPDATED)’

Canon 5D MK2, 7D, or other Pro Bodies Coming Soon.



 (UPDATE) There’s also a Canon teaser that shows an image of an unknown camera. Apparently this teaser is active. The moon gets a little fuller each day, and when it’s gets to a certain point you can see the Camera. Kinda silly, also a good way to get attention (thanks Mad’s)

Apperentally Canon is feeling the heat of Nikon’s fire these days, and they want people to know their working on it and that good stuff is just around the corner. Either that or their just trying to be Apple!

Their promoting “something soon” in the  on some of their sites. One banner reads “The EOS story continues… See the future of photography… Stay tuned. Not much, but at least we know something on the way.

If the rumor mill is right, we should see new gear announced around the 9th of this month (Sept) Time will tell however. I’m inclined to think that’s right. Thanks to on friends at Camera Dojo.

UPDATE: Here’s a pretty good post on Northlight Images with a roundup of various rumors.

 Gavin Seim