The Fourth of July is this coming Tuesday. It's America's biggest party and we love to celebrate with fireworks. Making a good fireworks picture is satisfying and difficult. So here are two tips for making great fireworks photos. f/8, 3 Seconds, ISO 400 on a Tripod Use a tripod for this technique. It doesn't have to be fancy. I used the Platypod Ultra with a Vanguard TBH-50 head for all the pictures in this post. Try those settings (f/8, 3 Seconds, ISO 400) and you can't go wrong. To adjust how bright the fireworks streams are, change the … [Read more...] about The Best Method For Fireworks
Canon just made headlines again this week with the release of the worlds highest resolution 35mm DSLR, the Canon EOS 5DS and the 5DS R. Designed for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape, and architectural photography, this camera is also being positioned as an alternative to medium-format. At roughly $20,000 less than traditional medium-format cameras like PhaseOne and Hasselblad, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allows for larger printing and extensive cropping capability, while maintaining fantastic image quality. 5DS … [Read more...] about More Megapixels? Introducting the Canon 5DS and 5DS R
Like many of you, I had the Apple product announcement playing in the background at the studio recently. I was excited by the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but what I really wanted to see was the Apple Watch. There are so many possible applications for wearable computing devices and, until Apple, no manufacturer had come close to realizing that potential. Why Does Apple Watch Matter to Photographers? What makes the Apple Watch a potential game changer? A combination of form factor, Bluetooth, WiFi and apps that take advantage of all three. … [Read more...] about Apple Watch | The Photographer’s New Best Friend?
I've fallen in love with time-lapse photography. It allows me to show change in a picture over time, and that's makes my image more engaging and more endearing. I've been shooting lots of time-lapse over the last year, but I've only finished a handful of the sequences into video files because I often do one thing wrong that ruins the entire sequence. Here are three tips that'll help you avoid wasting hours shooting to end up with nothing worth sharing. 1. Shoot Movement Time-lapse is most engaging when there are things moving and changing as … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Time-Lapses Worth Keeping