Articles: "Blog" for tag: "digital camera"
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In this article I want to share my experience with using Aperture 3 book tool and Apple printing service that actually crafts those books and delivers them to you.
Nov. 3, 2010
What puzzles me sometimes is why some obvious things are ignored by many people. The same way I ignored a simple, inexpensive and at the same time effective solution for shooting video with DSLRs without tripods. Indeed, I was ready to pay almost $900 for Zacuto Striker, a hand-held support kit, but did not want to try more effective and cheaper support systems.
Sept. 10, 2010
Do you believe that there is such thing as a perfect photo camera bag? Well, I still do not, but my belief has been seriously shaken when I started using Billingham 335 Photo Camera Bag. What surprises me most is the attention to details in this bag; it seems like each and every element of its design, including seemingly unimportant things, turn out having their purpose.
July 25, 2010
In one of the previous articles dedicated to Zacuto family of DSLR products I described its basic components: Z-Finder and Gorilla Plate. This time, we make one step further and explore Zacuto Striker, a DSLR camera support kit offering four points (assuming that you use Z-Finder attached to Gorilla Plate) of contact/support: (1) a hand on the handgrip, (2) the gunstock against your shoulder, (3) another (focusing) hand on the lens and (4) additional point of support by placing Z-Finder eyecup against your eye. Unless you dare to shoot video with DSLR without any support, you will discover that the Striker is the most essential support kit for its purpose.
July 5, 2010
With skyrocketing popularity of DSLR for shooting video many traditional photographers are expanding their aspirations into videography. Indeed, recent DSLR cameras that shoots High Definition (HD) video can produce remarkably high quality footage at a fraction of costs of professional cinema equipment. However, as often the case, good news comes with bad news: since DSLR cameras are built primarily to take pictures, their ergonomics and design present serious challenges for the new generation of "video" photographers. The most immediate and obvious ones are the stability of DSLR cameras and lack of adequate viewfinder to shoot video. Fortunately, there is a growing number of manufactures offering solutions to such problems.
June 24, 2010
High Dynamic Range imaging (HDRI or simply HDR) has become recently a very popular technique of post-processing photos to enhance them and achieve a desired artistic effect. It attempts to deal with the fact that photographic pictures are not as powerful as human eye in displaying both dark and light objects in photos since photo cameras have a limited dynamic range. This article is the first in a series dedicated to HDR photography describing general HDR concepts and HDR processing using Photoshop. In future articles I will review most popular HDR software tools.
Part I - High Dynamic Range Photography Simplified
Part II - High Dynamic Range Photography - Photomatix Pro
Part III - High Dynamic Range Photography - "HDR Look" and Pseudo HDR vs. HDR
May 17, 2009
No serious enthusiast of HDR can skip Qtpfsgui - an open source graphical user interface application that provides a workflow for HDR imaging. This review of the package is focusing on it main pluses and minuses and provides tips in using it.
Feb. 28, 2009
If you follow discussion groups on HDR, it won't take a lot of time to notice that Photomatix Pro is one of the most popular software tools used for HDR processing. Photomatix Pro provides streamlined and intuitive controls to create HDR images.
Feb. 28, 2009
Another article in a series dedicated to HDR photography addressing some confusion regarding actual HDR as opposed to various techniques used to enhance the DR and tonal properties of photos.
Feb. 27, 2009
Here is a brief tutorial on a technique that can help add a punch to your pictures and/or correct digital photos that have various problems like incorrect exposure or insufficient dynamic range. This is a method of post-processing photographs that is widely known to Photoshop professionals and that allows with minimum amount of time to make pictures better. It refers to the use of light (and appearance of lighting) to enhance visual effect produced by any kind of shot.
Aug. 11, 2007