Monthly Archives March 2013

free download: resize and sharpen for facebook ps action

March 29, 2013 Free DownloadsTutorials  No comments

Pet Peeve

One thing that drives me nuts about facebook is how photos look after you’ve uploaded them.  Washed out, noise where there wasn’t noise in the original image, and just generally bland looking.  I don’t understand why they can’t get our images to look as good as they do on flickr, 500px or our own personal websites.  We all know facebook is continually upgrading and changing things around, I just don’t get why they can’t upgrade their photo quality.

For awhile now I’ve been searching off and on through various blogs and tutorials on what the best way to edit a photo for facebook is..trying out all sorts different ways to no avail, but I think I’ve found the answer.  Uploading that photo as a png and NOT a jpg like we usually do...

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Shooting HD video with the Canon 7D

March 26, 2013 Wildlife Photography  No comments

I’ve had the Canon 7D for awhile now but one of the things I haven’t done with it….is video.  So, I decided to learn how to use it.  It’s really not all that difficult, but two of the harder things to learn are to change you fstop around as you go depending on the light and to learn to focus quickly (if you’re shooting birds).  This is my most recent video below…it’s of one of the Barred Owls that live behind my parents house about 20 miles from my house.   No calls were used to find this owl, so you have the ability to see an owl just hanging out that is not stressed at all.  I just happened to look outside (I was planning on taking video of the squirrels on the bungee corn cob feeder they have) and there was the owl in a tree.

You’ll want to click the little ‘gear’ icon on the botto...

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Don’t Mess With Mother Nature – She’s Taking Photos And Video

March 20, 2013 Wildlife Photography  6 comments

I am thrilled to see a trend taking place…photographers taking pictures of people breaking the law where wildlife is concerned.

The most recent debacle came when Cathy Terry was at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida and witnessed two photographers touching endangered Sandhill Crane babies.  Not only did she snap photos of this in progress, they are great photos that are crisp and clear and these will help identify these two men for the authorities.  You can read the full story and see all of the photos HERE.

image copyright Cathy Terry

A friend and fellow photographer, Steve Leach also photographed another law breaker at Ft. Desoto last year.  A woman decided she was going to ride an endangered Florida Manatee...

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free download: google plus template

March 15, 2013 Free Downloads  No comments

I saw that google had upgraded the google plus cover image so that it’s larger, I decided to change mine and created a template out of it for you to download.  This is in layered psd format which will only work in photoshop.  You should understand clipping masks to use this template.

Download link below preview:

hg-googlepluscover-preview

 

Download at GE.TT HERE

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