Photography • Design • Multimedia Production

John Perkins' Photo Blog
John Perkins' Photo Blog
John Perkins' Photo Blog
John Perkins' Photo Blog


Pocket Rocket

Here’s one of my most recent shots. Thought you all may enjoy.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L
Focal Length 45 mm
Shutter Speed 1/200 sec
Aperture f/13
ISO 100

The New Canon 90EX Speedlight functions as a Master

As awesome as Canon's wireless RT system  found on the flagship 600EX-RT is, it's hard for many to spend that kind of money on a wireless TTL system. Well, there's good news with the Canon 90EX Speedlight. As I was reading some info on the new Canon M I came across a claim that the 90EX can in-fact function as a master unit →

Canon EOS M Just Announced • Initial Thoughts

  I woke up this morning to a nice surprise, an announcement for the new Canon EOS M mirorless camera. I'm not going to tear into the detailed specs here since there are numerous reviews and such out there that have actual hands-on experience with pre-production cameras. Here are a few reactions I had while drilling into the specs: 1. APS-C sensor →

Nabbed the Canon 5D MIII

Just got my new Canon 5D MIII on Friday and shot a wedding this past Saturday. I have to say the autofocus and low light performance are incredible. It really is a 1 Series in a 5D body. I'll have more info and test shots coming soon, but right now I couldn't be happier.

Budget Walgreens iPad Stylus

  If you've been searching for a quality stylus for your iPad or iPhone, look no further. If you're into Autodesk Sketchbook, the new Photoshop Touch or just handwriting on your device you have to check this out. Above you'll probably recognize the Bamboo Stylus by Wacom, one of the highest quality stylus' out there. It has a great hefty "pen" feel →

Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS 5 Raw Compatibility

Did you just purchase Lightroom 4 and go to export a photo to Photoshop and it give you this dialogue box? Don't worry, it's not as bad as it seems... The box above is just alerting you that the Adobe RAW converter used in Lightroom 4 is different than the version Photoshop's using. Currently there isn't an update to the CS5/CS5.1 →

Adobe Lightroom 4 Officially out of Beta

  It's official, March 6, 2012 marks the release of Lightroom 4.  The software has been available on Adobe Labs in it's beta version for a few months now.  There have been reports of sluggish performance in the beta release, so we'll have to see if this is a marked area of improvement on the retail version. For those that have been →

Canon 5D MIII Announced

  Today Canon announced the much anticipated 5D MIII. The most exciting new feature of this pro body is the integration of the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF found in the 1DX. Other nice features include an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2), a 100% viewfinder, 6 fps continuous shooting, and a 720p →

Photoshop for the iPad is here!

Finally Adobe has released Photoshop Touch for the iPad. If you've been wanting the most basic and common features of Photoshop for the best selling tablet on the market, your wait is no longer. The coolest features this version of PS has in it are levels, curves, noise reduction and even layers and the clone tool! This means you can →

Rugged Reference

Lately in the studio I've been using the studio sized WiBal from Michael Tapes Design. This little card in virtually indestructible. Made of a plastic that's waterproof and scratch proof this tool gives the studio photographer a consistent white balance reference. Normally I tent to gravitate towards the standard Macbeth Color Checker charts from X-Rite or Spyder. However, if your lighting →