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Image Averaging, Stacking, and Panoramas: Can a $100 Pentax beat a Nikon D810? Yongnuo RF-603C3-INT Wireless Remote Flash Trigger for Canon 1D 1DS 5D 5DII LF239 (Discontinued by Manufacturer): Camera & Photo. Amazon. Amazon. Amazon. Amazon. Creative Photography off camera flash for beginners. Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6 | CACTUS. The Cactus V6 is the World’s First wireless flash trigger that works ON ANY CAMERA (with a standard hot shoe or PC Sync port) to control power output, wirelessly, of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus and Panasonic’s system flashes ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Enter Microsite | Compare to Cactus V4 and V5 Remote Power Control of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus and Panasonic flashes Each flash model has its individual power level characteristics. We have profiled more than 30 popular flash models across a wide range of brands so that the V6 can precisely control their output levels. With this unique feature, photographers can remotely control the flash power of various flash models, even of different brands.

Currently, more than 30 popular flash models from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic, Metz, Nissin, etc. have been profiled and pre-installed on the V6. If a flash model is not listed, the V6 may even learn its flash profile and then be able to control the power output of the flash. Precision. Creating a Surreal Musician Portrait with a Sideways Photo and Photoshop. Photographer Antti Karppinen was recently hired to do a portrait photo shoot with Cardiff-based singer and songwriter Jammy Harris. For one of the shots, Karppinen decided to create a mind-bending image of Harris sitting on a stone ledge over rough waters using a creative perspective and photo-manipulation.

Karppinen started out by scouting out a suitable location and sketching out the photo concept he had in mind: Next, Karppinen photographed Harris lying down on the ground horizontally against the stone bench: The photographer then rotated the image, filled in the background and sky with a seascape, and added a cityscape to the horizon. After a little more tweaking of colors, Karppinen arrived at the final image: Here’s a short 4-minute video showing the photo shoot and the Photoshop work that was done after: Harris is now using this mind-bending photograph prominently on his official website.

P.S. Image credits: Photographs and videos by Antti Karppinen and used with permission. Google Translate. How Shift Lenses Change your Life. How to Take Bad Pictures Simple formula for poor pictures: put a building in the shot, then don't aim level. You end up with what is called "converging lines. " The left and right side of the building seem to meet somewhere above the picture. If that's what you wanted, fine. If not, get it under control. The Band-Aid Level off. You'll notice now that the building is only using the top half of the film. Film Geometry Before looking at the real answer to this stumper, look at the numbers in image 2.

"35mm" film has images 36mm wide by 24mm tall. Shift Lenses Shift lenses do a few tricks but perhaps the main professional gimmick is letting you control that centerline. Shift lens documentation should tell you how much they shift. How Close? How far from your target do you need to be to get the desired shot without twisting the perspective? Distance / TargetHeight = FocalLength / HeightAboveCenterline Using that, solve for anything if you know the other three. Drawbacks Tele-Converters But Wait!

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Anyone can take pictures. The Basics top. It's Not About Your Camera. Home Donate New Search Gallery How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact It's Not About Your Camera © 2010-2013 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. Mono Lake, Saturday, 25 July 1993, snapped with a broken camera 15 minutes after my other photographer friends quit shooting and went to dinner. bigger. tech details. If you must buy more cameras, my biggest source of support is when you use any of these links when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live.It helps me keep adding to this free website when you get yours through these links — but I receive nothing for my efforts if you buy elsewhere. Thanks for your support! Ken. May 2013 Better Pictures Nikon Canon Fuji LEICA All Reviews See also Your Camera Doesn't Matter. Kyrie I made this snap in Mono Lake about 15 minutes after dark, after my other photographer friends had already packed it in, knowing the sunset show was over.

Memorable photos come from showing things worth remembering: things out of the ordinary. Behind the Shot: Winter Paradise. In this article I'll invite you to join me for one of the most amazing nights of my life: a night that began in preparing for sleep after a hard day of shooting in the bitter cold, and finished with a light-show unlike any I'd ever seen before. Background It wasn't easy spending a week shooting in the Mývatn district of northern Iceland. It was early February this year and I was working hard scouting locations for my 'Winter Paradise' workshop. Shooting, withstanding winds and fighting my way in the deep snow took all the precious energy I had. But the photographer's spirit can't tire, and seeing a clear night outside, I decided to take the short drive to lake Mývatn, hoping to shoot some reflections of the Milky Way. But then, something truly magical happened.

I shot many images that night (see some of them here), by the lake and in other locations. Setup and Composition Let's get a bit technical and talk about the setup and equipment I used for the image. Post Processing.