Check your document colour profile in Photoshop

I’ve recently been involved with reviewing entries from several photographers for a local camera club competition. According to the rules the entries were supposed to be JPEG images and tagged with the sRGB colour profile. It was quite a surprise to see so many of the entries with either no profile or often the one …

Using EOS Utility to control your Speedlite flash

I’m currently down in South Africa about to go to Cape Town for a couple of days, but for the last few days I’ve been busy at the Sandton Convention Centre presenting on Canon workflow software and also a session about my photography with Speedlites and other light sources. While preparing for the seminars I …

EOS 60D firmware update available

Canon USA has posted a firmware update for EOS 60D owners, v1.1.0 is recommended for all EOS 60D owners with older versions of the firmware. Firmware version 1.1.0 addresses the following behaviours: Fixes a phenomenon where the wireless built-in flash settings are reset to defaults when the battery is removed from the camera. Fixes an …

Crop circles

The latest version of Digital Photo Professional has introduced a feature that I really can’t think of a use for, circular crops. What’s more the way it works is a little strange. A circular crop of an image makes sense if it’s to be framed and used with a circular mount card, also if the …

Optimum setup for tethered shooting in the studio

I’ve often done software training on the Canon software utilities that come free with each camera, it’s often a surprise for photographers to find that tethered shooting and remote control is not only possible but already included with the camera. If only folks actually opened the manual pack and got the CD out! Since a …

EOS Movie plug-in E1 version 1.2 for Final Cut Pro

Canon has posted and updated version of the EOS movie plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing application. The updated plug-in works with the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D according to the Canon information, and I wonder if the old ‘workarounds’ will let the plug-in also work …

Updates for Canon software available

With the launch of each new EOS DSLR Canon updates the suite of software that supports it’s cameras. Usually the changes are incremental, typically adding support for the new camera and any new features it may have. Good thing is that the new software is also freely available for download by Canon users so they …