So You’re Looking to Buy a DSLR, Eh?

As DSLRs become more affordable, more people are rushing to their local camera store and picking up their very own camera to try their hand at photography.  I’m being asked more each day, “what camera is best for (insert price here)” and “I’m going to get a camera this week, what do you recommend?”  Although you would think that I could spit out an answer without thinking about it too much, I wouldn’t feel right doing that.  When someone comes to me with a question, I feel the least I can do is give my best answer based on the information I’m given. So what do I do?  I answer their question with the following queries of my own:

– Are there any particular features you want the camera to have?

– How much are you looking to spend?

– What do you intend on using the camera for?

Once I have these answers, I’m almost always able to help out.

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Top 5 Twitter Header Sites

Now that Twitter has established the new header image feature, it’s time for me to weigh in on what I think of it.  Being a designer, I know whether something looks good or not; therefore, I feel I am entitled to share my opinion on something such as the Twitter header.  Okay, now let’s cut the crap and get to the fun stuff.


1. Free Twitter Headers

Coming in first place is a site that has quite a few nice features on it.  The first being their preview.  Every post allows the user to hover over the header image and see what it will look like when they implement it into their header.  This prevents users from wasting time with trying out image after image and disliking all  of them.  Though the aforementioned features may be great, the best thing about Free Twitter Headers is that they listen to your suggestions!  Give them a follow on Twitter and let them know what you want in a Twitter header and they’ll have it created in the next day or so, simple as that!


2. Tumblr

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2013 Sunrises & Sunsets Calendar

 Update: They’re Here!!!

I have been looking into creating a calendar for quite some time now, and I suppose this is the right time to make one now that the 2012 year is coming to a close in a few months.  After asking a few people for their opinion on a theme, I have decided it will be sunrises and sunsets.  With the help of my girlfriend, we narrowed down all of my sunrise and sunset photographs down to the 12 best in our opinion.  Here are the results:

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Nik Software Acquired by Google

I stumbled upon a story today that truly upsets me.  Nik Software, a company who I have endorsed and vouched for from the day I purchased their product, was purchased by Google today.  I went to their website to confirm it and sure enough, the front page has a google logo on it.  I think we have all seen what goggle has done to many websites that have now seen better days, but I am truly disappointed that Google has bought Nik.  Their site simply had this message to say to their users:

We are pleased to announce that Google has acquired Nik Software. For nearly 17 years, we’ve been guided by our motto, “photography first”, as we worked to build world class digital image editing

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New Full Frame Canon Camera – The EOS 6D | Ian Roth Studios

Canon Announces Its Smallest and Lightest Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera For Serious Photographers

The EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Includes a New Full-Frame Sensor, Built-in Wireless and GPS

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera, a versatile mid-range full-frame camera with the durability and performance professionals require and the creative imaging options serious photographers crave. Canon has coupled the incredible image quality of a newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor with the creative potential of built-in Wireless and GPS features. The camera also includes an 11-point AF array and 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering sensor together with 1080p Full HD video capabilities, in an affordable camera body. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D Mark II camera so successful, the EOS 6D bridges the gap for budget-minded photographers, videographers and cinematographers who are eager to step up into the world of full-frame imaging.

“The introduction of this camera completes a well-rounded ecosystem from input through output for Canon, allowing us to provide the right combination of features for every level of photographer. We believe the EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera along with our new PIXMA Pro printers will help

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