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3 Amazing Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorials You May Have Missed

Don't miss these three amazing Lightroom 6 & CC retouching tutorials! Learn cinematic color toning, how to create your own presets and learn how to balance creativity in your images to give your wild life photos a natural look while still bringing out color and detail.







Darktable & Entry Level EOS M3 Coming In October | Joe's Video Blog

In todays video blog I discuss some photo retouching software you may or may not have heard about called Darktable. Also there is rumors of a more entry level version of the Canon EOS M3 that could show its head this October.


Find Darktable here: http://www.darktable.org


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/07uEV1HuLSM

Using Photomatix Pro To Improve Your HDR Photos | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Do you find the HDR function in Adobe Lightroom lacking the tools to give your photos the look your going for? In this tutorial I will show you how to use Photomatix Pro 5 together with Lightroom 6 & CC to get amazing results.



About This Photo:    This photo is a combination of three bracketed photos taken on my Canon 70D and EF-S 10-22mm lens. This truck or what used to be a truck was left on a back street here in town. It appears to been used for spare parts for many years. The old rust look makes a great looking HDR photo.

Wan’t to get started with photography? Check out the links below to one of my Amazon wish list with everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom & Photomatix Pro 5. Purchasing through my provided amazon affiliate links below is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon Rebel T6s - Photo Starter Set: http://goo.gl/L2v7Rg
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://goo.gl/jh5oTX
Adobe Lightr…

Canon 430EX II Speedlite Flash | Gear Review

Canon's speedlite product line is known for their build quality and reliable performance. The 430EX II does not let down. In this product review I go over a few specifications and main features that many will love. Plus I cover build quality and most importantly who may & may not want this speedlite.


If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Canon 430EX II Speedlite: http://goo.gl/N4XFTZ
Canon 430EX III-RT Speedlite (new model): http://goo.gl/yz0taK

Wan’t to get started with photography? Check out the link below to one of my Amazon wish list with everything you need to get started:

Canon Rebel T6s - Photo Starter Set: http://goo.gl/L2v7Rg
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://goo.gl/jh5oTX


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/tN_r9LKEpmc

How To Setup Your Canon Camera For Exposure Bracketing (AEB) | Photography Tips & Techniques

Are you a Canon user and looking to get into the exciting world of HDR photography? Well first things first, you need to know how to setup your cameras Automatic Exposure Bracketing. In this tutorial I will show you how to setup AEB, plus give you my tips on how to take the best exposures.


Wan’t to get started with photography? Check out the link below to one of my Amazon wish list with everything you need to get started. Purchasing through my provided amazon affiliate link below is also a great way to support my channel.

Canon Rebel T6s - Photo Starter Set: http://goo.gl/L2v7Rg


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/MTQl6lx1H_A

Rokinon Announces 21mm & 50mm Lenses For Canon EOS M | Joe's Video Blog

So Rokinon / Samyang just announced two new lenses, four if you count their cine lenses. A 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2 for mirror-less cameras including the Canon EOS M. So what are my thoughts and possible concerns on these new lenses?



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/NzMuyREkKiY

On The Beach - High Key Long Exposure | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Long exposure photography can be a fun and creative way change the way your photos look and feel. In this Lightroom 6 & CC retouching tutorial I show you how I retouch this high-key long exposure I took on the beach.



About This Photo:

   This photo was taken on the beach here where I live. The stick platforms you see in the background are made of bamboo and the locals put them there to sit on and fish sardines and other fish in the water. I took this photo on a very gloomy day and I had intended on getting a long 30sec exposure as the sun started to set, instead I was only able to get a 8sec exposure because it started raining. That happens sometimes. Which is why to get the 8sec exposure it required me to use an aperture of f/29 and a 3 stop ND filter, in addition my CPL which got me one more additional stop of light reduction.

   The camera, lens and exposure used was a Canon EOS 600D (T3i), Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens and a exposure settings of ISO100, 8sec, f/29 at 22mm. Al…

Neewer Ring48 Macro Photography LED Light | Gear Review

Easy to use and affordable. The Neewer Ring48 Macro Photography LED Light is a continuous light for use on Digital SLR cameras and allows for up close shots with brilliant flat lighting. In this product review I also have photo samples and images of the item in use.



If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:
Neewer Ring48: http://goo.gl/P8ndUm Macro Starter List: http://goo.gl/Di7EYl

Video Link:
https://youtu.be/TX8F8qKZPgI

No Video On Thursday Sep 17, 2015

Big hello to all my viewers and blog followers. Thursdays Photo Tips & Techniques video will be canceled. I really hated to do this and I will be straight up honest. I simply have one really really bad migraine headache tonight and while I have been gathering information for that video. I simply can not get in front of the camera and look cheerful if I feel like someone parked a tank on my head. So hope everyone understands and rest assure when I head pain eases up I will be working on Saturdays Gear Review video and hope to see everyone then.

Cheers, Joe

Fall 2015 Channel Update: YouTube Policy Changes, Coming In 2016 & More | Joe's Videos & Blogs

I wanted to share a few new changes I have made to the youtube channel in addition talk about some of the new policies that youtube could be putting into place that I don't fully agree with. I also discuss joining the Amazon Affiliate Program and what this mean to the channel and its viewers.


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/ntKKVrTWfWU

How To Tether Your DSLR Camera | Lightroom 6 & CC Retouching Tutorial

In this Lightroom tutorial I will show you how you can connect your DSLR camera to your computer with a tether cable. So if want your photos uploaded to Adobe Lightroom as you shoot, then this quick tutorial will show you just how to do it.


If you are interested in any of these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Tether Cable: http://goo.gl/0U0CFS
Velcro Straps: http://goo.gl/IaUr3G
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://goo.gl/jh5oTX
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://goo.gl/LdQMD2

Video Link:
https://youtu.be/_UwH9gGL17U

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens | Gear Review

A very popular kit lens, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM comes with many Rebel series and APS-C camera from Canon. But is it any good and is it worth upgrading to for users with older non-STM 18-55mm lenses. In this review we cover everything from build quality to real world image test.


If you are interested in this camera lens, please help support my channel by purchasing from my Amazon Affiliate Links below:

Canon 18-55mm STM (White Box): http://goo.gl/19c7LM
Canon 18-55mm STM (Retail): http://goo.gl/VTo5kK


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/TVKQiwtdgPo

How To Sync Audio & Video Files Together | Final Cut Pro X Tips & Techniques

Learn how to sync your audio and video files together in this basic Final Cut Pro X tutorial. If you have been struggling to get your audio from your external recorder combined with your video from your DSLR or camcorder. I will show you two methods on how to synchronize them in FCPX.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/zlzAAr1nExw

Reasons To Upgrade From Factory Camera Straps | Joe's Videos & Blogs

If you have been considering getting a aftermarket camera strap, but haven't fully made up your mind on which one to get or if it is worth the investment. I just may have a few recommendations and reasons to put you one step closer to your next purchase.


If you are interested in a new camera strap, please help support my channel by purchasing from my Amazon Affiliate Link below:

Recommend Camera Straps: http://goo.gl/3EkUfh


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/g_-niTf1xPI

Correcting Architectural Perspective | Lightroom 6 & CC Retouching Tutorial

Are you a real estate or property photographer and don't have the money for a tilt-shift lens? Or just a person who loves to shoot architecture. In this Lightroom tutorial I will show you how to quickly fix vertical distortion and level up your photos in Adobe Lightroom without expensive gear.


If you are interested in Adobe Lightroom, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://goo.gl/jh5oTX
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://goo.gl/LdQMD2


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/c1unjsw4C0s

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art APS-C Zoom Photography Lens | Gear Review

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens is known around the world as one of the sharpest and also the only f/1.8 zoom lens currently on the market. In this gear review I give you my experience with this lens, plus pixel peep at a few photos, plus video samples showing how this lens holds up to sun light and what one can expect when using it for video.


If you are interested in this lens, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Canon Mount: http://goo.gl/6IEevr
Nikon Mount: http://goo.gl/c3RkzO
Sony Mount: http://goo.gl/5pDC9x
Pentax Mount: http://goo.gl/63TzTq


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/_4xyP0s6PaQ

Focus & Recompose, How & Why? | Photography Tips & Techniques

In this Photography Tips & Techniques video I will show you how to and why you should learn to focus and then recompose your shot to get better looking photos. So if you looking to improve your photo skills, don't miss this video.



Looking for a small and lightweight camera, but don't want to loose all the features commonly found on modern DSLRs? Then check out the Canon G Series line of camera like the one shown in this video. 

Canon G16 w/ FREE 32GB SD Card: http://goo.gl/sJMW7M


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/bueFqK4SkMk

Learn Lightroom 6 & CC, From Import to Export | 3 Part Video Series

If you have been wanting to try out Adobe Lightroom 6 or CC but haven't had the time to learn new software. In this 3 part video tutorial series I will guide your from first opening up Lightroom and importing your first files, to basic retouching using the develop module and then exporting your finished photos and choosing the correct image format needed. These 3 videos combined are over a hour long and are completely free to my viewers. I really feel these videos are an essential first step for anyone getting into Adobe Lightroom. Also if you are new to my channel and would love to learn how to use Adobe Lightroom, I highly recommend watching these videos before any of my other Lightroom tutorials as these will better help you understand the tools that we will be using in those more advanced tutorials.





If you are interested in Adobe Lightroom, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps):…

BOTM: Understanding Exposure, By Bryan Peterson | Joe's Videos & Blogs

Looking for a great guide to help you learn the ins and outs of exposure in photography? This months book is Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson a well known and highly respected photographer around the world.


If you are interested in any of these books, please help support my channel by purchasing them through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Understanding Exposure 3rd Edition: http://goo.gl/t9QrI9
Understanding Exposure 4th Edition: http://goo.gl/YnsRnk


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/qibg7d5jeHA