Good Morning Everybody,
Wow - What a weekend! My team and I photographed a fabulous wedding on Saturday at one of my favorite venues - the Netherland Hilton Hall of Mirrors. Both the ceremony and reception took place at one of the most beautiful places in Cincy for a wedding.
We had a gorgeous couple to photograph and their families were both charming and gracious as well as beautiful. I have to tell you, all things came together for a absolutely beautiful wedding and reception. I've got all the images loaded up in Lightroom and they look great! I'll continue to post a few more images this week from the event.
Anyway, time to get on with this week's Quick Hit Monday - lots of stuff on deck for today. Here we go...
Lightroom 2.4 Issues With Canon 5D Mark II
OK, this one has me a bit concerned. I received an email last week from one of our DPT readers saying he was having some troubled with Lightroom's latest version (ver2.4) giving him underexposed looking previews after importing them. He pointed me to a post at DWF where some one else was experiencing the same problem.
Here is that post:
"My issue is that when LR previews my 5D II files, I (usually) get 5 seconds of beautiful imagery then as it renders the image, it goes about 1-2 stops darker. This only happens with the Mark II, the original 5Ds and 40D files don't do this and I understand LR is just processing the camera's RAW file which is different to how the JPEG preview appears on the LCD."
Anyone else seeing anything like this? If been all over the the Internet looking for more info on the subject but to no avail. Our DPT reader told me last week that he could "fix" the problem in Lightroom by hitting Edit->Catalogue Settings->Relaunch and Optimize. Sounds like a mystery to me. If any of our readers have been having similar issues and have discovered any other solutions, let us know in the comment section below.
580 EX III Flash Wish List
Wait, wait - I'm not trying to start any new rumors. I received an email from blogging buddy, Syl Arena, over at PixSylated.com pointing me towards his Canon Speed-lite wish list. Here is the link. Syl has 17 wishes listed - how do they compare to yours. Looks like somebody may need a magic lamp here and hope the Canon genie pops out;~)
Make Your Lighting Exciting!
Hey gang, KPPA has Tim and Bev Walden, two of the best portrait photographers in the country, and I doing day long programs in Lexington on August 16 & 17, 2009. The main topics for both of us will be on lighting. Tim and Bev will be covering the portrait side of things and I'll cover the on-location wedding situations wrapping my program with a little Lightroom magic. Here is the link for all the info. It should be fun. Hope to see you there.
And A Few More Quick Hits For The Road
Master digital artist and Photoshop guru, Vincent Versace, has extended his DVD offer till July 22 - Scott Kelby had a thorough description of the DVD's content right here.
"10 Things You Can Do Right Now For Your Photography Business" over at Lighting Essentials is a great piece of business building advice which we should all take to heart in today's economical climate. A very good read necessitating all of us giving ourselves a kick in the "you know where" to get the job done. Here is the link.
And just one more……..Tweeting more and enjoying it less. Here is a great link right here showing how to get the most out of the social media sites for promoting your small business - good stuff.
Hey gang, that's it for me today. Tomorrow I'm trying something different with my Technique Tuesday episode. I had Nicholas, my assistant, do some live video of me shooting the wedding on Saturday. I'll see what we captured so stay tuned - it might be interesting. See ya' tomorrow, -David