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The best timelapse camera | Matthew Vandeputte – Time Lapse Photography Article

The best timelapse camera | Matthew Vandeputte I often get asked what the best timelapse camera is and in the last 12 months my answer has changed. The Lumix S1 is an absolutely fantastic timelapse camera, here’s why! You can buy the S1 through this Amazon affiliate link right here. Watch my previous video I made about the Lumix S1 here below. Check out my free e-book about the basics of timelapse: Or read about it…

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Random Thoughts on Post-Processing | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Random Thoughts on Post-Processing | Waterdog Photography Sometimes we have an image that needs just a little punch to give it that edge we are looking for. Maybe it needs a punch to color, or sharpness, or maybe it needs a complete tonal makeover. Here I have compiled a few of my favorite tips for finishing an image. Quick Color Adjustments in Lightroom Occasionally I have an image that just doesn’t have the color saturation that I want. Usually, this…

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Artistic Composition – Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Artistic Composition – Waterdog Photography One of the most powerful techniques a photographer can use to tell a story is composition. “A picture is worth a thousand words…” but only if it has something to say. Composition is one of the keys to story telling through imaging. The way you show the subject, secondary subject and environment gives the image the context in which to tell your story. Mastering some compositional concepts will improve your ability to make your picture…

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Filming Equipment Update – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Filming Equipment Update – Skylark Aerial Photography Filming Equipment Update It was felt that the equipment portfolio needed to be expanded and include some higher quality ground based video equipment. A DJI Osmo is already being currently used to add additional ground footage to some of our films. However as our client base increases it was felt that the addition of a high quality Lumix GH4 R, and DJI Ronin S Gimbal would make a big difference to what we…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography It occurred to me recently that having bought my first proper camera in the summer of 2009, it had now been ten years since I first got started. So I thought I’d share a retrospective of how my photography has evolved over that time, and how it’s affected my style, and my approach to the art. I’m going to go through each year, and share one photo from that year and why it…

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First Impressions and Real-World Photos – Photography Article

A few weeks ago, Sony asked me if I wanted to do a quick test run with the (at that time) unannounced Sony a7R IV. I was pleasantly surprised as I (and I am sure many others) expected the a7S III to come out first. I agreed and was excited to be one of the first in the world to test the new camera. Full disclosure: The author, photographer Albert Dros, is a Sony Global Ambassador of Imaging. I was…

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500px Blog » Top cameras and lenses for different styles of photography – Photography Article

The last few years have brought a wave of transformation in the field of digital photography, from the emergence of high-quality smartphone cameras to the mirrorless revolution. With so many options available to rent or buy, it’s an exciting time to be a photographer. Trends come and go, but great cameras and lenses stick around and leave their mark. Here’s a look at just eight pieces of gear that prove their worth time and again. If your specialty is landscape…

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Leica Unveils the V-Lux 5, the ‘Most Travel Ready and Versatile’ V-Lux – Photography Article

Leica has unveiled the V-Lux 5, the latest premium compact camera in Leica’s V-Lux lineup and a rebranded version of the Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II that was announced back in February. The Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000 II Leica calls the new V-Lux the “most travel-ready and versatile V-Lux camera to date.” The overall design and specs of the V-Lux 5 are the same as the FZ1000 II. At the core of the camera is a 20-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor with an…

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Nikon to Ditch 1/3 of Its DSLR Lineup in Shift to Mirrorless: Report – Photography Article

When Nikon announced its Z Series full-frame mirrorless camera system last year, it called the Z mount “the new light that Nikon will use to pioneer the future.” In its new push toward mirrorless dominance, Nikon will reportedly be ending at least 1/3 of its F-mount DSLR models. Nikon currently has 8 active DSLR models in its latest F-mount lineup: the D5, D850, Df, D750, D500, D7500, D5600, and D3500 (ordered from high-end to entry-level). Nikon Rumors is hearing from…

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Leica Unveils the M-E (Typ 240) Entry-Level M Rangefinder – Photography Article

Leica has just announced the new M-E (Typ 240) digital rangefinder camera. The camera is designed for newcomers to the M system, “making it the new entry-point of Leica M rangefinders.” Inside the M-E (Typ 240) is a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor backed by a Leica Maestro image processor and a 2GB buffer (up from the 1GB buffer of the original M240). The ISO range is 200 to 6400. Each of the cameras is handcrafted in Germany. The body is…

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Two Issues I Had with the Leica Q2 in the 1st Month: Dust and Banding – Photography Article

After using a Leica Q for 3.5 years, I decided to pre-order the eagerly anticipated Q2 in early March 2019. Despite owning a number of cameras over the years, the Leica Q had become my go-to camera for its light weight, small size, and high image quality. While I hope to do a full review of the unit in the future, I had two problems that caused me to send the unit to Leica’s service center within the first month.…

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a Faster and Cheaper Medium Format Mirrorless – Photography Article

Hasselblad today announced the new X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless camera, a followup to the X1D, which became the world’s first compact medium format mirrorless camera when it was unveiled back in 2016. “In the pursuit to continue the journey of taking medium format outside of the studio,” Hasselblad has put enhanced electronics in the camera for faster performance compared to its predecessor. The live view has a faster refresh rate, there’s reduced shutter lag, reduced blackout time between…

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Nikon to Unveil a Mid-Level Mirrorless That May Be Sub-$1,000: Report – Photography Article

The Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras current consists of the $1,800 Nikon Z6 and the $3,400 Nikon Z7, but get ready for a third camera. Nikon will reportedly be announcing a “mid-level” Z mirrorless camera that may cost as little as $900. Nikkei is reporting that Nikon plans to announce the new camera in the 2019 fiscal year. Here’s a translation of the lead paragraph: Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same…

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Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay Prints Audio Onto Instant Photos – Photography Article

Fujifilm just announced the new Instax Mini LiPlay (pronounced “lee-play”), a hybrid camera that aims to take instant photography to the next level with a set of never-before-seen features. The Instax Mini LiPlay is the smallest and lightest Instax camera ever made, but it contains the most features of any Instax camera. On the back of the camera is a 2.7-inch color LCD screen that allows users to view and select their photos for printing as Instax Mini instant photos.…

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Why the Fujifilm GFX 100 is Next Level – Photography Article

There has never been a camera that combines such stunning image quality, resolution, dynamic range, autofocus performance, overall handling, and ergonomics like the new Fujifilm GFX 100 does. Previous medium format digital camera systems have been able to deliver very high-resolution images for a good 10 years now, but have sorely been lacking in handling and speed, particularly when it comes to autofocus performance, and especially with the limitation of only one central autofocus point. The GFX 100 on the…

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What’s New With the iPhone’s Camera and Photos Apps in iOS 13 – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEkxIovmOdY] The 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off in San Jose yesterday, and Apple made several major announcements (including the new Mac Pro and 6K display) during the keynote presentation. One of the unveilings was for iOS 13, and a number of big improvements are coming to the iPhone’s Camera and Photos apps. Portrait Lighting Apple is “taking portrait lighting to a new level.” There’s a brand new Camera Portrait Lighting effect called High-Key Mono. Portrait Lighting effects…

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CES 2019: Keep an eye on your door with Brinno’s Duo cam. – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The Brinno Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam enlists, you guessed it, your door’s peephole to keep watch. BY MEGAN WOLLERTONJANUARY 9, 2019 6:00 AM PST Meet Brinno’s Duo cam.Brinno Brinno’s Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam replaces your existing peephole to keep an eye on your front door. The startup says its DoorCam is simple to install and can be retrofitted to doors with peepholes. Rather than recording a video clip when the motion sensor detects activity, the Duo cam is supposed to…

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Ideal for Homeowners and Renters, Brinno Unveils DUO – the Most Affordable & Practical Smart Front Door Security Solution – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Brinno’s DUO smart peephole camera retrofits a front door peephole to offer a discreet Dual Screen / DualStorage DIY solution for home security Americans are no strangers to the troubling trends of break-ins and package-theft from homes & apartments.  Today, there are several IoT home security options targeted to tech-savvy young adults but they are often challenging to install by the average homeowner, can’t be used by renters, are visibly obvious to burglars, or require a monthly fee. Created for…

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 – Hands-On Preview – my first test and evaluation! – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Nikon has introduced a new mirrorless system (DSLM) along with two full-frame sensor cameras and three matching lenses, to begin with. There is also an adapter that adapts almost any F-mount lens to the new Z-Mount. I had the opportunity to try out the Z7 and Z6 cameras in advance and will tell you my first impressions here. I will add to this article as soon as I have further information / experience. Nikon enters the field of mirrorless full-frame…

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iOS Camera Apps and Lens Comparisons – iPhone Photography Article

iOS Camera Apps and Lens Comparisons I wondered to what extent camera apps create different images of the exact same composition when using my iPhone X camera hardware. Do they all call the same hardware functions and therefore produce the exact same image? Or, do app-specific incantations exist that voodoo the image into existence creating variance in the rendered images of the same compositions? Unsure, I decided to conduct an experiment and write this post: iOS Camera Apps and Lens Comparisons.…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I first visited Forest How in 2014, and I wrote a blog post about that trip here. That contains an introduction to the place, and some tips for getting the best out of your visit. To briefly summarise; Forest How Guest House is a B&B in Eskdale, Cumbria, which is one of the areas of the Lake District where red squirrels are thriving. They’re totally wild, but they visit the grounds and gardens of the guest house where…

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  Artistic Adventurer – Teri Lou: Night iPhone Photography Comparison – iPhone Photography Article

  Artistic Adventurer – Teri Lou: Night iPhone Photography Comparison Since ProCamera just released the in-app purchase ‘LowLight+’ I went to the Portland Winter Light Festival to capture some comparisons between different camera apps.I am the visual comparison type, not the technical type so this comparison is purely visual for you to decide for yourself what image you like better. If you want to find out how the different apps are technically capturing the image I am sure there is plenty…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I visited Iceland for the second time this year, and on one occasion I was fortunate enough to find stormy conditions on Reynisfjara beach, near the Southern coastal town of Vik. In almost gale force winds, the waves were crashing down from 3-4 metres or more in height, and I took a few photos… Reynisfjara Tumbling WavesFrom a stormy day on Reynisfjara beach, Southern Iceland. Wave PowerAnother…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I just wondered recently, why I take photos, why I put so much time and effort into it, and why I see myself continuing to do so. Not in a negative way – I just wonder what’s behind it. Forgive the self-indulgence, but maybe these thoughts will apply to you too if you’re into photography or another creative field. It’s strange, but having picked up a dSLR over 6…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is a review of Yorkshire Wildlife Park, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a series about nature photography in captivity. You can see my original discussion of nature photography in captivity here, along with my tips for better zoo photos.Other reviews in the series can be found here. Please note that this is an unofficial and independent review of my experience in visiting.   YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK YWP is a…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is a review of Marwell Zoo, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a series about nature photography in captivity. You can see my original discussion of nature photography in captivity here, along with my tips for better zoo photos.Other reviews in the series can be found here. Please note that this is an unofficial and independent review of my experiences in visiting.   MARWELL ZOO I first visited Marwell…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is a review of the British Wildlife Centre, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a series about captive nature photography. You can see my original discussion of nature photography in captivity here, along with my tips for better zoo photos.Other reviews in the series can be found here. Please note that this is an unofficial and independent review of my experiences in visiting.   THE BRITISH WILDLIFE CENTRE…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography This post is a review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is the first of a new series about captive nature photography. You can see my original discussion of nature photography in captivity here, along with my tips for better zoo photos.Other reviews in the series will appear here. Please note that this is an unofficial and independent review of my experiences in visiting.   WHIPSNADE ZOO As I…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography As well as spending time with nature in the wild, I also take a lot of photos of animals in zoos and wildlife parks, trying some captive wildlife photography. It’s an enjoyable day out, and it enables me to maximise my shooting opportunities, and to get close to species I could never see up close in the wild. Brown BearThis is as close as I’ve ever been to a bear, and I…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I’m totally thrilled say that I’ve won the Marwell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Award 2014, with the photo below; “Leopard Cub In The Light“   THE COMPETITION It’s an especially interesting photography competition, as there are categories for both Marwell Zoo residents, as well as conventional British wildlife photography. In fact the winning photos in the ‘Native Wildlife’ category were particularly strong. I think that the combination of wild and captive…

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