Day 1 Kigali, Rwanda Well day 1 is really a travel day. And what a day it was. Let me tell you how it went. 8:00am I’m off to the airport for my 11:10 flight. It was snowing and I wanted a little extra time in case the roads were slick. (Thanks Meg for [...]
From Ray Taggart: Day One: The trip started out with a bang! After our pre-trip meeting the night before, 4:15 am came early. But boy was it worth it. Getting to Horseshoe Bend way before it was light enough to see, gave us plenty of time to get set up and watch nature start to [...]
One of natures most remarkable creations are slot canyons. In a seemingly uninteresting landscape, these canyons are carved deep into the earth, formed by rushing water and wind over eons of time. The result is a feast for the eyes and camera, with color, textures, and shapes unique to these remarkable creations, and offer endless [...]
Imagine yourself on a warm summer’s evening surrounded by fragrant, colorful, lavender flowers. Add a camera to that scenario and you are with Pixels on a workshop! Come join us as we travel to Mona UT, to the Young Family Living Farm to photograph acres of lavender flowers that stretch beyond the eye. As a [...]
March 15-18 2011 A 2-day, 3-night trip into Monument Valley and surrounding backcountry with award-winning Native American large format photographer Myron “Mylo” Fowler. Fowler will be there to assist in photography basics, and also will be giving cultural presentations with regard to the American Southwest. While waiting for the right light and other down times, [...]
With your camera in hand, spend a beautiful evening knee deep in lavender flowers in Mona, Utah at the Young Family Living Farms. Our experienced instructor, Wayne Fox, will provide you the knowledge you need to capture the warm light on the lavender flowers as the sun goes down. The Details: We will meet at [...]
Pixels welcomes Mr. Norm Haughey of Photoflex at our store tomorrow, July 9, 2010. This will be a free studio lighting course held from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM and will cover a number of exciting lighting topics. Attendees will be eligible to win a free Small Litedome Kit courtesy of Norm and Photoflex.
Space is limited and you must RSVP at 801.233.9090 to attend.
In a rematch of last years’ MLS final, Real Salt Lake took on the LA Galaxy to a sold out home crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium. With key players from both teams playing on the United States World Cup team, I knew it would be an interesting match.
Please make plans to visit Pixels Foto and Frame for our 5th Annual Pixel Fair, November 6th and 7th. Come see the latest offerings from the many manufacturers represented in our wide selections of digital photo products and services.
Manufacturer representatives scheduled to show off the newest goods for the 2010 Holiday season include:
Linda Leslie representing Leica, Custom Brackets, Hoodman, Tamrac and more.
Bob Schmidt, President of Hoodman, Inc.
Chuck Newell representing, Bogen (includes Manfrotto, Gitzo, Metz, Elinchrom, Lastolite and others), Lumiquest, Tiffen, Jill-e, Op-Tech, Mack Electronic Warranties and more.
Marc Morris representing Sony
Kevin Kozlowski representing Canon digital cameras
Bill Koter representing Nikon
Rob Moody representing Tamron
Phillip Abel representing X-Rite, Eizo and Induro.
Our free class sessions will offer you many ideas to improve your digital photo techniques.
Its amazing what you can do with some simple household items in the photography world. Product photography is a great avenue to explore the usefulness of these items. With product photography, you subject matter can be set up in a controlled environment; the ideal place to try out new lighting techniques and gear.
It is time once again (where has the summer gone?!) for the Utah State Fair Photo Contest. The process of entering contests is a good exercise because it motivates you to take a critical look at your body of work and choose images that you would like others to see. The act of printing completes [...]
Earlier today we launched a new trip on the Travel section of the Pixels website. Slated for 2010, Pixels will be taking a group of photographers on a whirlwind, photography intensive, 16 day tour of Ireland. Departing June 5, 2010 and returning June 20 photographers will spend a full 14 days on the ground in Ireland. Start off in the great city of Dublin and visit the area’s oldest landmarks before heading into the Irish countryside for a full two weeks of nothing but photography.
Dave Hill does lighting videos…
This week we’ll be taking a look at a little lighting technique for opening up harsh shadows in portraiture. Directional light (like off camera flash) is almost always more visually interesting but can often create a problem of very dark areas on your subject’s face. This may be desirable in some situations but usually you will want to bring some detail back into those areas.
The spring rebate season is in full swing with great deals from both Canon and Nikon. The popular Canon lens and flash rebate program is back on; this is the perfect time to think about upgrading to that ‘L’ lens you’ve been thinking about.
Blending an Olympus.
Welcome to part two of our introductory look into Photoshop actions. Last time we covered the basics of what an action is, how to run one, and how to make one. Today we’ll start with a look at a few more features within the Actions Palette in Photoshop.
Ever wish you could record a set of Photoshop commands and repeat them at a later time? Welcome to the world of Photoshop actions. So what is an action?
An action is a recorded set of image editing commands that can be performed at a later time without having to re-enter each change manually. Actions can provide a handy way for editors to speed up commonly used tasks and are compatible with the Batch function in Photoshop (allowing you to automatically apply commands to hundreds of images with only a few keystrokes).