Sony released a mid-term strategy document (sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/presen/irday/) where they state that their goal is to be “the top brand in the overall camera market” by 2021. Wow! Them’s fightin’ words! It’s nice to see a camera manufacturer commit to creating fantastic products and strive to be exceptional and not just quietly upgrade a current lineup. There’s still much that can be improved upon in the … Continue reading Sony is pulling out all the stops!
Had some fun and posted a YouTube video with some VFX: Can you guess how I did it? Enjoy! Continue reading Having fun with visual effects
Do you want to have consistent quality in your photography business? Then one of the first things you should do is to document your processes and procedures. Large businesses do this to get ISO9001 certification but nothing prevents a small business from having some simple documentation. Start with your workflow. How do you work every day with Lightroom or other software packages that you use? … Continue reading The business of photography #1
I’ve been looking at the Panasonic GX9 which is supposed to be available soon at B&H. One of the features that caught my eye is the ability to get real-time geotagging via the Bluetooth connection. I hope this is a feature that makes it’s way to more and more cameras. It’s a great low power way of implementing GPS and it certainly draws less … Continue reading Bluetooth geotagging is getting popular!
Check out the DP Review article here. What a master’s stroke by Sony! A few years ago, they were not really taken seriously in the camera world. What a few years and dedication can do! I always like to see the underdog succeed. Continue reading DP Review calls Sony a7 III the “Best Camera You Can Buy For Under $2000”
Here is my YouTube video with a review of the Sirui T-005x: And here are the slides reviewing the features: I love this tripod and use it all the time. Cheers! Continue reading Sirui T-005x review
Voici le vidéo avec la méthode, les notes sont un peu plus bas. N’oubliez pas de vous abonner à mon canal YouTube! Merci! Hyperrésolution Photoshop Ouvrir les 20 photos dans Photoshop File > Scripts > Load files into stack Sélectionner tous les fichiers Appuyer sur “Open“ (Ouvrir) Ne PAS sélectionner les options (IMPORTANT): Attempt to Automatically Align Source Images (Tenter d’aligner les images) Create Smart … Continue reading Quadruplez la résolution du capteur de votre caméra!
Here’s the video tutorial on how to simulate a tilt-shift lens in photoshop and make the subject(s) look like miniatures. And here are the notes if you want to have a printed reference. Lightroom Start by finding your file in Lightroom Crop and frame to your liking Clip the whites and blacks to taste Bring the Clarity way up Bring the Vibrance way up Bring … Continue reading Simulating a tilt-shift lens in Photoshop
Here’s the latest video tutorial on my YouTube channel: And here are some quick notes to accompany the video: Create two copies of the background layer Name one: Noise Name the other: High Pass Turn off the High Pass layer Select the Noise layer Select Filter > Noise > Add Noise Set the amount to 10%, Gaussian and Monochromatic (to avoid random lit pixels with … Continue reading Getting the rough, grungy look in portraits
Here’s my latest video on Earth Day: Yesterday was Earth Day, and it got me wondering: is it a success or a failure? History of the Equinox Earth Day (March 20) Earth Day originally started as a celebration of the spring equinox or the very first day of spring. The idea of a global holiday was the brainchild of John McConnell, an activist for … Continue reading Earth Day: Success or Failure?