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We've been working on our first ever video course over at +Digital Photography School - dPS  together with photographer +Neil Creek Now, I know I'm biased as I work at dPS - but I can honestly say this set of 10 videos helped me to get confident with shutter speed and aperture again because he explains things so clearly. Congratulations +Neil Creek on creating a great product! You're such a good teacher.
Today I’m very excited to announce the launch of our first Digital Photography School Course – Photo Nuts and Bolts. The Photo Nuts Journey Early in 2010 dPS launched a brand new eBook – Photo Nuts and Bolts. Written by Neil Creek it was all about understanding your camera so you can get creative control …
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Very impressive! Since you asked for feedback I'll offer a few suggestions:
- The contrast seems too low. When exploring the world it looks how we might see it, but the dynamic range of the camera isn't that wide. It will highlight the exposure choice we have to make between shadows and highlights. The windmill against the sunset for example
- Along these lines, I'd love to see a histogram
- The DOF as seen through the viewfinder is too narrow. We see much more in focus in the viewfinder than is seen in the photos after. That's why it's easy to miss focus on narrow DOF and why there are focus assist screens
- Finally, the pop up flash doesn't seem to generate any shadows in the resulting photos
- A request, can we set up our own scenes? Say a still life on a table with the camera on a tripod to show how to control the DOF?

Outstanding work, and I'm sure it will be a very useful teaching tool for me! What will be your terms for photography educators using the app in their lessons or blog posts?
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Hi Neil, thanks for the great feedback! A few responses...
- I've done some more calibrating since creating that video to get the contrast/dynamic range more inline with real world, but it's not perfect yet. Working on it. :)
- Histogram is admittedly lower on the priority list, but I know I'll need to tackle it eventually.
- I don't totally agree with your DoF statement, as this depends on the lens (and aperture setting, of course). But like the dynamic range stuff, DoF is important to me to "get right." DoF has been the most challenging part of building CameraSim, something I'll likely be tweaking for some time.
- True, on-camera flash currently does not generate shadows due to a technical limitation. I hope to find a work-around for this, but in the mean time the on-camera flash still nicely shows (I think) how the "feel" of the photo changes drastically (many times undesirably so).
- The only process I can envision for allowing a user to set up their own scenes is some sort of "scene creation" part of the app where, say, you pick a room, pick some props, etc. This would be super cool but it represents a significant development effort. Once the other elements of CameraSim are rock-solid, I'd certainly consider expanding this app in this way.
- We're still working out the pricing details, so sorry, no info on that just yet.

Neil, I really appreciate all your feedback. Interaction like this is the only way we can know if we're building the right stuff. :)
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Digital Photography School have just launched their latest ebook called Portraits - Striking The Pose. As the name suggests it's all about posing and is by celebrity photographer Gina Milicia. It has some fantastic info and is beautifully designed by my wife Naomi Creek. It's only $19.99 and comes with 7 free printable posing guides you can print off, fold and pop in your camera bag.

Also on offer are all 3 of Gina's ebooks on Portrait Photography for only $29.99.

Check it all out here: http://bit.ly/1e9CXfk
The AMAZING Portrait Photographer Gina Milicia shares all her portrait posing tips in this jam packed eBook from Digital Photography School.
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Thanks so much for this awesome tutorial on Fireworks. It was sooo helpful 2 days ago... got me some very nice pic's.   
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My new video course has finally been released!! I worked very hard on this and I think it's my best work yet :)
Today I’m very excited to announce the launch of our first Digital Photography School Course – Photo Nuts and Bolts. The Photo Nuts Journey Early in 2010 dPS launched a brand new eBook – Photo Nuts and Bolts. Written by Neil Creek it was all about understanding your camera so you can get creative control …
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Testing out uploading a photo sphere! This one taken at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens.
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+Dave Richards Thanks Dave. I'm actually a relatively experienced panorama photographer and I have some equipment that helps a lot, such as a panorama tripod head and stitching software. That essentially eliminates stitching errors. Of course, it's not as fast and simple as using a phone to capture it, but the results are better.
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I decided it's time for me to start publishing my own works and this ebook is the first of many I hope that I can offer you and other photographers.

30 Tips and Techniques for Portrait Photography distils many of the useful techniques I have discovered over the years into an easy reference guide for you. It's only $5 and a great ebook to load onto your phone or e-reader so you have inspiration when you need it. Click here for more details: http://neilcreek.com/30ttportraits/
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    Bachelor of Arts, 2003 - 2006
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An Aussie professional photographer and photography educator. Staff writer at Digital Photography School. Author of Photo Nuts ebook series. Making friends, having fun, learning lots.
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    Writer & Photographer, 2009 - present
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