192 Tips For Improving Your Photos. Win $1200 Worth Of Baby Photography Props. And Update Photoshop’s Camera Raw For The D800.
Neil van Niekerk recently solicited readers’ one-best-tip-for-improving-your-shooting (you had a chance to enter if you are following my blog) and offered a nice little speedlight as a prize (no, I didn’t win. Sniff, sniff). But actually we all won. If you will click here and scroll down the page you can read all 192 tips (they are very fast reads). There are a few clunkers in the bunch, but not many. And there are some really good ones, too. The winner? Don’t let your pursuit of the PERFECT shot paralyze you so that you don’t get any shot at all. You can drive yourself crazy out there trying to do everything so perfectly that you end up doing nothing. Good advice, eh?
And a giveaway from the good folks over at MCP Actions. What could be cuter than a photograph of that newborn baby in the family (or in the neighborhood, or in your studio)? Well, maybe a puppy, but that’s just me thinking out loud. No, babies are darned cute and they get cuter the more you can dress them in cutsie clothes and set them in cutsie props. I’m not being facetious here; you can go a long way by having a few extra items on hand to dress up that baby shoot. So how about winning $1200 worth of really (and I mean really) cute and useful props? Click here to jump over to the MCP Actions page and leave a comment. That’s all you have to do: leave a comment on your best baby tip or what tips you would like to hear about from the pro’s out there. No spam will fill your mailbox; no pesky salesman will come knocking on your door. But the UPS man just might come calling one day with some sweet prizes. What have you got to lose? (The winner will be announced on the MCP Actions site on Sunday, May 6th).
And for all you photoshop CS5 users out there: just in case you haven’t heard there is an update to Camera Raw released yesterday. Open your copy of Photoshop and click on Help. Then check for Updates. Adobe will do the rest (and all you satisfied D800 users out there will now find support your your raw images).