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How did National Geographic get those great shots?

I’ve always been a fan of National Geographic’s photography — and how could you not be? The National Geographic Society photographers have produced some of the best images of the last century.

And now, you can learn how National Geographic photographers get their shots with a new photo-magazine app, 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic.

Some of the more interesting features of the app include:

  • Learn the stories behind these iconic photographs from the photographers themselves, and see videos explaining how they captured their shots.
  • See the sequence of images made by the photographers in the field, and find out just how the “perfect shot” happened.
  • Share National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs with your friends through email and Facebook.
  • Connect with National Geographic magazine’s community by viewing our top user-submitted photographs or submitting your best photographs.
  • National Geographic magazine attracts the world’s finest photographers. Here is your chance to learn more about them.

Well worth the addition to your iPad Darkroom library. Obviously, this app excels on the larger display of the iPad — it’s not available for iPod Touch or iPhone.
In the App Store – $4.99.

Photo Soft Box Pro HD gets significant update

Photo Soft Box Pro HD, which I’ve reviewed on my Lifestyle Technology blog, just received a great update with features requested by current users, including:

  • You can now use your own shapes as diffusers!
  • Also on our new site we will have a new FREE downloadable shape a week.
  • Flip and Mirror of shapes. This comes in handy if you made your own shape with text and you are reflecting it off something.
  • You can turn on and off the black around a shape.
  • More shapes! What is an update without more shapes to use as diffusers.

Very cool that you can use any image from your Photo Roll as a source soft box image. Opens up the possibilities.

Learn how to make the light work for you

One thing about being into photography; you quickly realize that there’s a lot to learn from other photographers.

A subject that’s always challenged me has been the concept of making light work for me rather than forcing me to adapt to the demands of the light sources.

Learning from other photographers through their lighting diagrams has helped me better understand how a particular tool (reflector, barn doors, snoot, etc) should be used to get a specific result.

And recently, I found some things that let me work through the thinking exercise needed to create better-lit images.
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