Category Archives: Photography

Science!

A new study claims that Louis Pasteur didn’t perform his most famous experiments. The paper’s authors believe Pasteur’s dad did the experiment while his mom went to buy posterboard and that “the parents were probably up until frikkin’ 3 AM … Continue reading

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Natalie with Wet Hair and Mommy’s Glasses

No time to blog about the news, so here’s a nice pic of Natalie. For a long time I’ve been been doing the conventional thing of chasing sharpness. Now I’m playing around with soft focus.

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The Sigma Bigma 50-500mm

Ever since my 70-300mm lens was stolen I haven’t had a telephoto beyond 200mm, which ain’t very long, even at a 1.5 crop factor. Another 300mm would be okay, but for wildlife it would be swell to get something longer. … Continue reading

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New Industry Standard for IS/VR Lens Performance

Canon offers IS and Nikon offers VR – technologies that reduce picture blur when handholding a camera. There’s always been some debate about how well those systems worked, and the companies keep coming out with new versions that area supposed … Continue reading

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DSLR Video – Punk Rockers Prove Anyone Can Do It

I’ve watched Beck’s video for Loser dozens of times. In terms of production you can point to a dozen ways it’s a crappy video. (Color grading? What’s that?!) The whole thing was edited on an Amiga Video Toaster and shot … Continue reading

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DSLR Video – Noise Reduction Software Really Works

I’ve used the noise reduction in Adobe Lightroom and liked it, but I never realized how much it could do. I captured some freeze frames from a video I’m working on. It’s concert video and the lighting was dark, so … Continue reading

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DSLR Video – Audio is Hard

Not much blogging lately. I’ve been working on video every night for weeks. Part of that was working on the actual videos and part was learning along the way. It turns out I didn’t know didley about editing audio. The … Continue reading

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Great Infographic on Mobile Video

From Fstoppers

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DSLR Video – Nikon D4 and D800 Bass-poor

Guest post: Nikon D4 and D800 audio levels Worst news first – frequency response There is no bass. The frequency response of the D4 is identical. The lower limit of the D800’s audio band is too high for proper reproduction … Continue reading

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Adobe Creative Suite 2 Available for Free*

TechSpot – Adobe offering Creative Suite 2 for free, but they didn’t mean to Earlier this week Adobe made a surprise move by putting its Creative Suite 2 software, as well as individual programs like Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS2, up … Continue reading

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More on the Adobe Creative Suite/Photoshop Subscription Pricing

Mike at The Online Photographer is talking about Adobe’s new subscription model and whether it’s going to be the end of the Photoshop era for him. His main concern isn’t the price so much as having the software changing constantly … Continue reading

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Photos – Red Tomato Stakes

Camera NIKON D7000 Focal Length 98mm Aperture f/4 Exposure 1/125s ISO 500 Camera NIKON D7000 Focal Length 98mm Aperture f/4 Exposure 1/125s ISO 500

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“There is no such thing really as professional photographers” (and “professional” vs. expert”

New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is getting heat for this: “…there’s no such thing as Flickr Pro, because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there is no such thing really as professional photographers, when there’s everything is professional … Continue reading

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DSLR Video – The Royal Hounds “I’m In Love With a Zombie”

UPDATED WITH BETTER AUDIO I’ve been radically changing up my videos. I ditched the tripod in favor of a video monopod. Now I’m moving around, which makes the videos much more interesting. Now that I’ve got the audio and video … Continue reading

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DSLR Video – Syncing a Movie with External Audio in Adobe Premiere

This guy shows how. Just what I needed. The only thing you need is Audacity, which is free and good. The video is for Premiere Elements, but the idea is the same for Premiere Pro and not that different for … Continue reading

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