Summer is here along with the heat and long sunny days. Lots going on in the world on Photography! In recent news, Fred and Jim discuss the fact Indian officials have rejected Google's plan to image its towns and cities due to security concerns. A 23 year old man left the boardwalk at Yellowstone National Park and fell through the crust into a hot acidic pool (Darwin award?). KitSplit is a new peer to peer network for renting and leasing camera gear. A disgruntled Nikon D500 owner is suing Nikon and claims the camera's Wifi isn't what was advertised. Two unusual lenses are up for sale: a Birns and Sawyer Omitar 1000mm f/4.5 lens commissioned by NASA and a Nikon 1200mm F11 lens on eBay. Finally, a studio in India founded in 1840 is closing after 176 years in operation.
Technique using 15 frames to simulate long exposure in Photoshop
In the current podcast, Jim and Fred discuss three ways to capture incredible images using long exposures, even during daylight hours. The most common and traditional way is to use ND or variable ND filters. Some recent cameras have a multiple exposure mode (especially Canon) and by using the Average setting, several images can be averaged together to produce a long exposure effect without ND filters. Finally, the same process can be applied with any camera in Photoshop by bringing in all the images into layers, then select and convert the image to a smart object and finally, using the Layers menu, apply the Mean mode to the layers. More details in the podcast!
Jim also demonstrates the new content fill operation in the latest version of Photoshop when rotating the image to straighten the horizon. Previously this had to be done manually or the image had to be cropped to omit the portions outside of the image.
Coming up - a look at the new DJI Phamtom 4 and more interesting guest appearances! Start planning for the Black Hills Photo Shootout taking place the last weekend in in September - www.thephotoshootout.com!