Tag Archives: photography
Posted on 05. Dec, 2013 by planetmitch.
The folks at DSLRSolutions.net sent me their latest Ultra-simple follow focus for an early preview. The short review: if you’re looking for a simple inexpensive focus assist for your DSLR (this works for photographers too!), this one is almost perfect for your needs. It adjusts to just about any size lens (the massive and the […]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by steven schwartz.
A professional head shot photographer like Peter Hurley, who’s spent a decade looking at faces through the eyepiece of a camera, knows the best way to arrange his subject’s body pose, head angle and tilt to make them look their best. Well, in this article from Petapixel, Peter Hurley Shares His ‘Most Incredible Tip for […]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2013 by planetmitch.
We’ve shown you the DSLR Solutions follow focus before (see this post) but they’ve just made it even better! The new unit is called the DSLR Solutions Ultra-Simple Follow Focus and we’ve not only got all the info below, but we have one of these and will be posting a review in a couple of […]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2013 by steven schwartz.
Panoramic images are made by stitching more than one picture with another. There are numerous software applications to accomplish this, but you may already own one that works really well – Adobe Photoshop. Many video producers use panoramas to zoom and pan within a larger stitched image at higher-than-video resolution. In this article, How To […]
Posted on 12. Nov, 2013 by steven schwartz.
What happens when you’re ready to shoot and “available light” means you’ve got way too much light? Nobody looks their best with harsh under-eye shadows (the dreaded “raccoon” look) or when your talent is squinting from a reflector blasting photons into their watery eyes. This article from Crew of One proposes that removing (subtracting) light […]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2013 by steven schwartz.
If you shoot video you know how quickly order can devolve into chaos. (“I know I checked those batteries that are now dead as doornails.”) The highest level of nerves, in my experience, have come on wedding shoots. If your actor flubs a line, you can do another take. There are no second takes when […]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by planetmitch.
Here’s a shocker that I didn’t see coming… the new Nikon Df is a photography camera! It doesn’t have video! And here I thought that every DSLR after the Canon EOS 5D Mark II was going to include video. Nikon seems to think there’s still a market for a camera designed for photographers and they […]
Posted on 29. Oct, 2013 by planetmitch.
Canon has just announced updates to the Canon EOS 1D C and the Canon EOS-1D X via firmware changes – bringing updates to existing features as well as adding new ones. This is all good! Canon says the Canon EOS-1D X updates bring: more efficient automation that takes the task of changing settings away from […]
Posted on 25. Oct, 2013 by Keith Alvendia.
Are you a filmmaker and a lover of nature? Have a bucket list with “film herds of elephants in Africa” on your list? If so, this is going to be very interesting for you! Oh how I wish I could go on this trip (and I’m taking donations too HA!)! Maybe someday – but for […]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2013 by Keith Alvendia.
Abraham Joffe sent us this incredible ‘hyperlapse’ video shot by a friend of his, Matthew Vandeputte — after watching, I had to ask a few questions of Matthew and he was kind enough to reply. So, please watch the video and then scroll down to see some of the “how to” info. Tomorrowland 2013 Hyperlapse […]
Posted on 16. Oct, 2013 by joshua orozco.
A few years ago Sony changed the game when they introduced the first mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor. Today via B&H, Sony announces the A7 and A7r, the world’s first mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame sensor. From this B&H story on the new Sony a7 and a7R Sony has […]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2013 by steven schwartz.
Back to Photography 101 Basics – how to create sharp, rich in-focus images. From The Phoblographer, learning how to get sharper still photographs pays off in better-looking videos too. 7 Tips for Sharper Photographs Hold the Camera Correctly Sharpness begins with camera handling. Whether using a large HDSLR or mirror-less camera, two hands are […]