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Sigma Announces 105mm f/1.4 Bokeh Master & 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art Lenses

Well Sigma has just announced two new prime lenses to their art line. The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and the 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art lens. So lets take a look at these shall we.


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Canon EOS T7 & 470EX-AI Speedlite Announced - Truly Innovative Flash, Camera Not So Much

Canon has announced two more photography products. The Canon EOS Rebel T7, 24MP entry level DSLR and the 470EX-AI Speedlite. Now the camera is ok and would be great for anyone looking for a budget DSLR to get started with. But that new speedlite looks pretty darn amazing.


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Canon EOS M50 Announced - Canon's First 4K Consumer Camera

Well it has happened. Canon has finally released 4k into a camera that is not part of their professional line. The new EOS M50 is a entry level mirror-less camera with many of the features one would find in their mid-tier DSLR cameras. However all is not perfect, there are some limitations to 4k recording.


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Tamron Has Announced Its All New 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD Lens - Model A034

Well Tamron has officially announced the all new 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens. This lightweight versatile telephoto lens can be great for travel photographers or anyone who may not have the need for the larger f/2.8 G2 lens. A constant aperture of f/4 and 9 circular aperture blades means this can also be a great option for portrait photography.


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3D LUT Creator - Hands On Review & Software Demonstration

If you have not tried out 3D LUT Creator now is the time. This amazing software can do more then just create look up tables. Take control of your color with precision controls that are beyond what most photo retouching apps allow. Plus the ability to capture color grading from existing images and create custom color correction profiles for any program that can use LUTs. In this review video I show will demonstrate the power of 3D LUT Creator and give you my final thoughts of this software.



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Ashampoo Backup Pro 11- Hands On Review & Software Demonstration

Are you looking for affordable professional backup software, Ashampoo Backup Pro 11 may just be what your looking for. In this video I gives you a hands on review and easy demonstration of Backup Pro 11. I will show you have to setup the software to start your backup and also have to restore your files as well as complete drive restoration. So not only is this a review of the software, but it is also a brief tutorials on how to use it.



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Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Lens To Be Announced Soon

Looks like we will have a new addition to our lens family coming soon. Leaked images of the new Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens have already appeared on the internet. So lets take a look at them and get some idea about this lenses specifications.


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Color Calibration, What Is It & Should You Do It? - Weekly Photo Blog With Joe

Welcome Everyone to another Weekly Photo Blog With Joe. In this episode I talk about color calibration, many misconceptions about it and why it may be something you should consider. Also what are your thoughts on me live streaming and would you be willing to watch the weekly blog over on twitch?



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Adobe Lightroom 7.2 Performance Improvements - But Are They Enough?

So Adobe has released Lightroom Classic CC version 7.2. With this update comes a few catalog features, but what everyone is most concerned about is the performance improvements and bug fixes that have plagued Lightroom for over the past year. In this video we take Lr for a drive and test a few of Adobe's claims on speed improvements from exporting photos, HDR and Panorama merge and also working with large files in the develop module.


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How To Take Basic Product Photos At Home - Photography Tips

Do you need to take some basic product photos, but do not have the budget for a professional photographer. In this video I can show you how you can take basic white background photos of your merchandise. I also cover in the video how to set your lighting equipment up and what items you may need. Including the settings I am using on my camera for this tutorial.



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Lesa Hall Photography - Photoshop Fail or Just Trolling?

Some recent photos have blown up over the internet at what seems to be the biggest photoshop fail for 2018 so far. But could this really be done by accident or is there other motives for the crazy retouching of the photos?



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My Video Editing Workflow, From Import To Export & System Setup - Weekly Photo Blog With Joe

In this vlog I go in deep into my video editing workflow. I start with how my computer system is setup, then how I import video, edit, some of my basic adjustment, followed by exporting. All while explaining why I have both my computer hardware and premiere pro setup the way I do to get the best performance out of it. So if you been looking for advice on how to improve you workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, then this video could be of interest to you. I do caution though. This video blog is long. However it is packed full of helpful information.


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Valentines Day Themed HDR Portrait Shoot - Photography Tutorials & Tips

When you hear the term HDR, portrait photography may be the last thing that comes to mind for most. Truth being there is nothing that says you can not create HDR portraits. A few photographers such as Joel Grimes has been doing this for a while. So in this video I thought I would show everyone how I take HDR portraits. So if you have been wondering how to set up your equipment for this, then this may be the video for you.


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16 Best Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Alternatives For 2018 - Weekly Photo Blog With Joe

For this weeks photo video blog I though we would do something a little different and I would go over 16 of the best Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop alternatives on the market. This list includes paid and free software ranging from Windows, Linux and MacOS operating systems. Even a few web based ones.


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