Hope you are all getting out enjoying some of these better spring days! Some interesting items I saw this week included editing software I've been playing with quite a bit, Luminar by MacPhun software. You may want to check it out. This is their latest press release: Best Imaging Software of 2017
Luminar has won dozens of awards since it's launch only five months ago, but what's more important: it has won the hearts of people who love photography.
Whether you shoot for fun or photography is your full-time business; whether you want basic tools or need more extensive editing power, Luminar has it all.
Other big news would be the release of Sony's new Flagship A9 Full Frame Mirrorless camera. Here's a great review https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-a9/preview/
Till Next Time Happy Clicking
I know this weeks share might seem to have an odd heading. But I do have my reasons.
This last week, I noted that a co-worker/friend of mine posted on Instagram about being fed-up with some feedback about his choice of camera equipment from strangers while on a shoot at an unusual location. My friend has taken iPhone video capture to a high level! He has been working with local business, friends, etc. with everything from promotional bits to weddings. This last fall he was excited to share with me that he planned on purchasing a top end Sony full frame and Zeiss lens for it as well!
He did this after much reseach and questioning of friends and co-workers who also shoot.
What happened was while on this fun shoot he said at least five people came up to him highly dismissing his choice of his Sony full frame camera. I first have to say of any of these folks were professionals, shame on them to bad mouth anyone's options for camera equipment. But the key aspect is always the vision of the purpose of the person behind the camera! I've shot from film to digital using cameras that included Fuji, Nikon, Canon, and Sony. Also many moons ago I got some great shots with a Brownie camera! Yes, it is true certain cameras systems have feature set's that might could be geared towards a certail style of photopgraphy. But the big part is always the vision of the purpose of the person behind the camera
So before you bash anyone on their camera choice. Maybe step back and think!
Till next time.
Happy Chicking (What ever camera you use!)
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So far love it. I rarely buy any third party hardware for my Nikon cameras, but must say liked the idea of charging two batteries at the same time and having the ability to charge them in the car. This charger does both! and the charge indicator is a nice touch. So far I am very impressed and would not be hesitant to suggest this product to anyone! My reason for the purchase was my Nikon Charger dropped, and though it shows no damage, stopped working. At 50 plus they are not cheap, so getting one that charges two for less money was a win/win.
Welcome everyone, as promised last time we will be talking about: Live view mode, Burst mode, and Color-quality settings.
First off I hope you're finding these mini recaps about your settings on your camera helpful? In that regard, I will have a very very short survey at the end. If you could take just a few minutes of your very busy day to respond it would help me allot with more information offerings to share with you.
If you're coming from a compact digital camera, you use its LCD screen to compose and focus your image. There are disadvantages to this setup when compared to using the optical viewfinders of SLRs. But there are a ton of advantages too – the primary being ease of use. But more than that, an LCD delivers better feedback of user adjustments than an optical viewfinder.
DSLR-live-view-2Essentially, SLRs that support the Live View function allow the photographer to use the LCD as a (bigger) viewfinder. Live View is a real boon for compact camera owners who are accustomed to using a viewing screen, but are thinking of graduating to an SLR. It’s also a great perk for SLR devotees because they can now take advantage of what has traditionally been a compact camera-only feature.
Granted, composing and taking a photo using Live View isn’t quite as seamless as doing the same thing via a compact camera’s viewing screen. Indeed, the image transmission shuts down for a moment just before the shutter releases – a byproduct of SLR technology. Furthermore, the focusing isn’t quite as fast as it is through the viewfinder, and the image display isn’t quick to update. One more thing – using Live View drains the batteries much faster than using the viewfinder.
Also, know as continuous shooting mode, this function lets you choose the number of shots your camera will fire off with one press of the shutter button, its perfect for fast-moving photography like wildlife or sports.
Color Quality Settings:
Many in-camera menus offer settings from Black and White to pale pastels. To learn which one might suit a situation, go out and take a number of shots of the same subject just altering the setting.
Well as I mentioned last we talked. Today we're going to talk about Scene mode, White Balance, and Auto Bracketing.
1. Scene mode: This setting on your camera includes many settings for specific subjects. Portrait mode instructs the camera to use a short exposure but switches off the flash, or for example; in foliage mode the color saturation is amped up and sets a small aperture.
2. White balance: Choosing Auto White Balance lets the DSLR define how white areas will appear in specific lighting conditions, and corrects the other colors accordingly. But you should alway consider setting White Balance manually when shooting in mixed light conditions.
3. Autobracketing: When you're unsure what exposure will work best, employ the auto bracketing function to fire off serval quick shots at varying exposures with a single shutter press.
Next time, Live view mode, Burst mode and Color-quality settings.
Till then, Happy Clicking.
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Big price drop on the Zeiss 15mm, 18mm and 135mnikonrumors.com/2017/02/21/big-price-drop-on-zeiss-15mm-18mm-and-135mm-lenses-after-sigmas-announcement.aspx/m lenses after Sigma’s announcement
Hello, in our fourth part of this series we're going to continue discussing your DSLR's options. I know many equate this much like a computer. They feel you much learn everything at once! As a person who taught himself computers, please don't think of it that way. You learn the basics and then add to your knowledge as you go along. Remember learning is a lifetime endeavor. So here we go.
Auto exposure modes.
Your DSLR's fully automated setting is called program. In this setting, the camera's computer picks the aperture and exposure duration for you. More experienced shooters might select intelligent Auto or Auto ISO modes to control their image sensors light sensitivity ( low ISO such as 100-400 work well in bright conditions; high ISOs are best in dim ones). Note There is the adage the higher the ISO, the more noise your image will contain. That said the cameras are coming out now have excellent capabilities in low light conditions. And my thoughts have always been a little noise and get the image, or just skip it or not try; I will always go after the picture! Other modes include Aperture Priority when you require a particular aperture for the light conditions. But if your freezing action? Choose Shutter Priority. (Use this all the time to shoot aircraft with props!). And last, but not least Full Manual mode allows you complete control over exposure.
Next time Scene mode, White Balance, and Auto bracketing. Till then
Ho folks, sorry to be late this week no excuse other than busy and picked up a new printer which I will share with next time.
Experiment with Camera Functions
Image quality and resolution controls:
When you out grabbing casual snaps, you may wish to choose lower quality, higher compression settings so as not to fill your memory card. Save high quality and resolution images for artful images.
Image shape controls:
Modern DSLR's let you preselect photo options to match your shooting style.
These modes allow you to focus according to your needs. Single focus works optimally on still subjects. Focus modes such as continuous, enable you to track a moving subject through the frame. Both your camera viewfinder and LCD monitor can show you where the camera autofocus points are. Which in turn allows you to center you focus area. In most cameras, you can concentrate in the frame, or activate multiple points together in some situations. Note, in some situations when shooting in low light, and up close to a subject it may be better to focus manually.
So next time, more modes! and talk about new printer.
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