Tip of the Week: Create Flashing Holiday Lights

There are three new Links panel icons in InDesign CC that you’ll see when working with Adobe Stock images. Here’s what they mean. The post Tip of the Week: Create Flashing Holiday Lights appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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How to Overpower the Sun With Flash

Part of being a photographer is knowing how to work with the environment. Sometimes the sun is your friend, but other times it’s your mortal foe. Here’s how to overcome it!…

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Black Friday Fearless Flash + Photoshop Actions Sale

Black Friday is here and for one day only you can get my Fearless Flash Photography video series for a whooping 50% off. Be quick, this offer really will disappear at the end of Black Friday. Grab your copy now. Watch online or download for just $20.00 (roughly £16.00 or €19.00) More info here… The course…

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Ambient vs Flash for location portraits

When it comes to shooting portraits on location I know many photographers who love to make best use of the ambient light. I also know lots of photographers who wouldn’t dream of shooting on location without flash. Although I prefer flash, I’m very happy to work with ambient light if it does what I need…

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Review PiXAPRO CITI600 flash

With 600ws of flash on tap and a massive 8700mAh built in battery to power it, the PiXAPRO CITI600 sounds like a very capable flash head on paper. Throw in the potential for HSS and TTL if you’re a Canon or Nikon user and that unit is starting to sound very promising. For the purposes…

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PePcon Speaker Dossier: Colin Flashman, the Merger

In the PePcon Speaker Dossier series we’re getting up close and personal with some of the coolest people on the planet: the print, PDF, and digital publishing gurus who’ll be the speakers at the conference! You’ve read their books, seen their videos, and liked their Facebook posts, now you can get to know them a little more…

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5 FAQ’s (and answers) about flash meters

If you shoot with flash you may well be aware that speedlights and (increasingly) studio strobes come in either manual or TTL versions. If you’re shooting weddings, events or any sort of running and gunning photography, TTL is brilliant but for me manual flash teamed with a flash meter is how I like to work…

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Fearless Flash For Speedlights

I love shooting portraits with small flashes and judging by the number of questions I get about the subject, I’m not alone. I’ve run many workshops on the subject, I use speedlights during my live talks to camera groups and yes, I really do use them in my day to day work. But I’ve never…

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5 Questions about flash meters

One of the very first lighting accessories I brought was a flash meter, in fact the same meter gets used and abused almost every time I use manual flash. I’ve used my handheld flash meter with speedlights and studio flashes of all makes, I use it in the studio and on location. Honestly, I couldn’t work…

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Day to night in a flash

Shoots at night can yield some stunning photos but the lack of light has a bunch of problems that can easily trip you up… literately. However if you have a little bit of flash know how, it is possible to do a portrait shoot and make day turn to night in just a few steps…

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Flash Duration To Freeze Action

One of the many amazing things you can do with flash is use it to stop fast moving things in their tracks. Unlike working with a continuous light it’s not the shutter speed that freezes the action, it’s the tiny amount of time that the flash lasts… its duration. Basically it works like this. The…

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Flashpoint Rovelight RL600 Review

The world of flash is rapidly changing. 12 months ago I was using my Elinchrom flashes in the studio and my collection of Speedlights on location. But new battery technology has changed what I use and how I shoot. The perfect example being the Streaklight 360ws I reviewed earlier this year and have used extensively…

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Web Video, YouTube Gets A Boost With Adobe Flash Player 10.2

The secret sauce in Flash Player 10.2 is called Stage Video, a hardware accelerator that allows websites to speed up the video delivery process. “Stage Video can effortlessly play beautiful 1080p HD video with just 1-15% CPU usage on a common Mac or Windows computer,” Adobe product manager Tom Nguyen wrote in a blog post…

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InDesign Basics: Your First Animation

Back in InDesign CS5, Adobe added a very cool Animation panel to InDesign that allowed users to animate content on a page. Unfortunately the timing of this feature was not so great due to the fact that InDesign could only output these animations to Adobe Flash in the form of a .SWF file. So for…

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Getting Creative With Colored Gels

Coloured gels are one of the “must have” light modifiers in my studio. They don’t adjust the shape of the light but they modify it’s colour and with a bit of know how you can get some amazingly colourful effects. The gels I usually attach to my lights are always the heat resistant type, flashes…

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Acrobat Pro 9 Turns Powerful New Tricks

With new tools for presenting portfolios, Flash integration, and online collaboration, Acrobat Pro 9 offers amazing new ways to promote, package, polish, and share PDF content Keep reading Acrobat Pro 9 Turns Powerful New Tricks on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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ImageReady CS3

For Web graphics work, some people prefer ImageReady’s very Photoshop-like interface to FireWorks’s obviously Flash-esque controls and interface. Fans of droplets–ImageReady’s desktop icons onto which raw images could be dragged and dropped to instantly output Web-ready PNGs, GIFS, or JPEGS–are… Keep reading ImageReady CS3 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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Quark Advances the Design Experience with QuarkXPress 8

New Version of QuarkXPress Delivers a Modern, Intuitive Interface for Faster Design with Fewer Clicks, Precise Typographic Control, Built-in Flash Authoring, and Global Publishing Capabilities Keep reading Quark Advances the Design Experience with QuarkXPress 8 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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