Archive for May, 2010

Check out D-Town TV

DTown TV LogoToday I want to share another one of my favourite sites with you. This one is called D-Town TV and it is another Kelby Media Group site that covers photography and equipment. Now this site use to be a Nikon only site, but since a couple of season ago they have added Canon to the list of equipment as well as a lot of lighting stuff too. They are currently on their 38th episode and have covered an extensive amount of equipment and shooting scenarios.

If you are trying to learn what a button/feature does on your camera or are wondering why your images are not sharp as you would like them to be. This site will help you out. The podcast covers levels from beginner to advanced and everything from sports to wildlife photography. You will find reviews on lens types and learn different alternatives for different shooting situations and it is presented in a fashion that includes camera menu screen shoots and photo examples for what different setting do in comparison. Hosted by Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski with a slew of guest host and feature segments like Cheap Shoots hosted by Larry Becker. This segment covers less expensive ways to obtain or achieve results that more expensive equipment might take. Basically a resourceful way to save some money if you are a hobby photographer.

One thing you don’t have to expect from this site is it is not for any particular lever of photography. A pro could learn a few things from this sight and a beginner could benefit by getting the true about something that are out on the market that may look tempting to buy.

Well that is all I can say about D-Town TV so to find out more go watch a few episodes and find out for yourself.

Till then keep shooting!!

Lightroom Presets

Lightroom Killer Tips logoA lot of people ask me where I get all my cool Lr presets. It is simple! Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips that is hosted by Matt Kloskowski. Matt is a Lr expert. I go to his site on a daily bases to learn, look and browse information on Lightroom. The best thing is the content on his site is free.

His site is part of the Kelby Media Group that host a collection of Adobe and photography related sites that I have to say I visit often. I use the Kelby Training site a lot to learn Photoshop products as well as photography. I even found a great set of training videos that helped me create and launch this site.

What I like about Matt’s site is it is a combination of tips, downloads, reviews, how to’s and information about Lr. And Matt delivers this either by video or text depending on what works better for the information being presented.

The other interesting part of Matt’s site is he always has interviews with Adobe staff on Lightroom which get a closer look in to the product. This week he took on a new approach and interview a fellow Lr blogger which prompted me to write this post. You see the site is a direct advertisement for the Kelby Traing site but it is never presented that way. In-fact you would never need to visit Kelby Training to learn enough about Lr to be satisfied, but if you are a learning junkie like me the site is a great prequel to the mother site.

If you find yourself over whelmed with all the cool features of Lightroom and don’t have the $200 or so bucks to join the training site, or if you are looking for a starting point this is the starting point you need to go to. Check it out!

Bye for now… keep shooting!