Archive | November, 2011

In this tutorial I will show you how to work with a Batch Process in Photoshop & Bridge. Firstly, update your Actions or simply create a new Action in your chosen Action folder. Integrate the save & exit window option. Then go back to Bridge, select your images and run the Batch process. Doing this […]

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KIKI Episode 31

KIKI TV November 25, 2011

It gets pretty crazy this time of year and, if we’re not careful, we can easily become discouraged, because of the pressure and the high demand of the season. In this, the last episode of 2011, Iaan gives 4 tips that might help you to keep your eyes on the prize.

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Welcome to the introduction to DIY Photography Search Engine Optimization Series (SEO). The series of posts involves the discussion of different key aspects to improve your sites ability to rank for a set of selected keywords and to expand your online presence in the search results. SEO is the technique of optimizing your website for […]

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In this tutorial I will show you how to import & copyright your images directly into Lightroom 3. While importing Lightroom can automatically create a metadata preset to save your copyright information directly with your images in a new catalog library.

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Whenever flash is used in photography, it is important to understand the behaviour of light. Light from the Speedlight can be characterised by the following attributes: 1. Quantity 2. Quality 3. Contrast 4. Colour 5. Direction Quantity The quantity of light we use is determined by many factors which can and will influence the final […]

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KIKI TV Episode 30

KIKI TV November 17, 2011

Christine shares why social media should come easy to photographers.

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In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a PDF portfolio in Adobe Bridge. This will speed up your workflow and give you the opportunity to create a PDF portfolio quicker, without having to do it via Microsoft Word. You can also use the above tutorial to create a PDF contact sheet. […]

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A couple of weeks ago, we spoke about the value equation that people use (consciously and unconsciously) when evaluating the relative value of a purchase. Namely: Value = What I get / What I pay This equation or relationship is how your prospective clients will evaluate your photography services. It’s also a useful way for you […]

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To practise what you preach is a constant challenge, but to that end, KIKI Outreach is a perfect example of “learning, sharing and loving” people. KIKI partnered with the Kuyasa Film School in Kayamandi to bring a basic photography class to students aged 14 to 25, to teach them basic camera skills that they can […]

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KIKI TV Episode 29

KIKI TV November 10, 2011

We look at some photos of a shoot that Christine did yesterday. The conditions weren’t ideal, but following some easy tips ensures some great shots nonetheless.

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In this video tutorial, I would like to show you how to create, record, work and save an Action in Photoshop. Knowing this technique will give you the opportunity to speed up your workflow and create styles, techniques, image frames, new folders, new layers and many other elements in advance. So no need to go […]

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In our previous post, we discussed the use of flash as a fill light in images. When do we make the choice to go Manual or TTL for our flash? The short answer is for on-camera flash, use TTL and for off-camera, use Manual flash – or put another way, if your subject is constantly […]

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