Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
It’s a rat race for the world’s top camera brands to hold the title of “best camera.” But what is sometimes considered the “best” is based on personal bias—like sentiments for a brand or general lack of knowledge about another competitor. Or, we may succumb to the cliché that bigger is better, which in the camera world, usually means a price tag with an extra zero or two tacked onto the end.
No one wants to be stuck in a creative rut, but unfortunately, it happens even to the best of us. Sometimes the best way to get out of a creative slump is to push yourself to try new things that produce amazing results.
Ever snap the *perfect* snow scene, just to find it came out gray and dreary? As you probably know, snow can be pretty tricky to work with, especially when it comes to exposure and external lighting.
There are many elements of composition that form the building blocks of photography: lines, shape, form, texture, pattern, and the rule of thirds, just to name a few. Each of these elements plays a role in drawing the viewer’s eye into the photo.
The first D4S was set up with a remote with the wide angle lens ensuring Wilhelm was able to capture the shot when Zink was in to his backflip. The wide angle also allowed him to capture the mountains and the crowd in the background. The second purpose of this camera was to capture the sequence shots.
In going for a darker, low-pass portrait, Belluso needed to isolate his subject from the rest of the hangar, while still providing the highlights he needed to accent the glider in the background. In effect, he needed quite a bit of control over the intensity and directionality of his light. With the the Dou Discus gilder, this was done by hoisting the wing strip lights far above the wings and aligning them with the contours.
If you’ve always hated the fact that you have only one speedlight, since that pretty much leaves you under-powered when compared to protogs, think again. You have all the light in the world to make stunning images. You can use just that one speedlight to flash paint a subject, and laugh all the way to the bank.
Unless you’re into flying, skydiving, or thoroughbred racing, photography is probably one of your more expensive hobbies. If you’re looking for ways around spending big money on equipment, there’s nowhere better to look than the DIY scene.
If you’ve ever tried shooting images of your pet or kids (not necessarily in that order) playing in the yard or fast sports action, you’ve surely faced the dilemma of choosing the right shutter speed.
How many times have you heard the proverbial quote, “the best part of a camera is the 12 inches behind it”? I bet not enough. If you’ve been complaining that your APS-C camera doesn’t shoot that well and you might need to upgrade to a full-frame, or that your smart phone isn’t a serious camera and you should at least purchase a DSLR, think again.
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