Friday, 04/18/14 -
Ever since I can remember, I've had a fascination with the night sky. As a young kid I'd stare up at the stars. Later, I'd take my daughter out during meteor showers to see how many shooting stars we could count. And throughout, I've experienced an uncanny need to keep staring at the full moon for about an hour after it rises. Yet my fascination with the night sky grew exponentially about six years ago when I learned that my digital SLR had the capabilities to capture the brilliance of the night sky, including details that my own eyes weren't able to resolve. After capturing a sequence of photos, it's a simple matter to turn them into breathtaking time-lapse videos.
If you're an avid photographer it's likely you already have the tools you need to start capturing the night sky. Beyond the right tools, all you really need is the right camera settings. In the chart below I have listed the basics you'll need, as well as a list of the key settings. Let's get started....
Monday, 04/07/14 -
Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, a companion app to Lightroom desktop software, only available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, delivering photography essentials - such as non-destructive processing of files - and utilizing new Smart Preview technologies to free professional-class photo editing from the confines of the desktop.
Sunday, 04/06/14 -
Joining the acclaimed Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R family of the world's smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras1, Sony's new Alpha 7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers. The innovative Alpha 7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 - 4096002 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise. The new model is also the world's first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor's pixels. This allows 4K video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.
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