Not very impressed by 85mm 1.8G Just arrived a few days ago... This lens is a must have. Nikon has been on FIRE: 85mm f/1.8G 201205311572.jpg by D. 201205311581.jpg by D. 201205311588.jpg by D. The bokeh is delicious. CNCGUNSMITHING - www.cncguns.com - Home of the AR45 Digital camera reviews, photography techniques, photography gallery and photography forums
Blog / Tutorial: Time Stack Today I’d like to introduce the brilliant Matt Molloy, photography enthusiast and budding professional. He’s the author of those amazing impressionist inspired photos. So many people have asked how to do this technique, and he’s been gracious enough to share it here with us! I've always been amazed by timelapse photography and the unique perspective of time it gives you. Here is an example of a "star trail" image I created from a series of 305 photos. Once I made a few star trail images, I wondered why I've never seen this technique used on daylight timelapses. Here is my very first attempt at a daylight "timestack". Here's what you need to make a "time stack" yourself: 1. 2. 3. 4. Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding timelapse source material for creating great "timestacks": 1. 2. 3. The speed that the clouds are moving along with the interval between shots can drastically affect how a time stack will look. Stacking multiple photos into one image Here's the basic idea.
Camera lens tests, user reviews, camera accessory reviews - SLRgear.com! Stupid newbie tricks Lots of good advice above. Here's a little more: 1) Buy the best gear you can afford. Good gear stays with you, cheap gear either breaks or gets sold off at a huge loss after you replace it with something better. 2) Learn what "good light" is and either get up early for it or wait patiently for it. 3) When you think you are ready to leave the house for a shoot, stop and do an inventory. 4) When you get a new piece of gear, practice with it until you know every switch, button, connector, etc. so well that you don't have to look at it to operate it. 5) Keep your gear clean. 6) Read, watch, study... learn the photographic rules like the back of your hand... then break them... often. 7) Never "point and shoot". 8) Never leave a memory card full or a battery uncharged. 9) Buy a high quality camera bag. 10) Don't listen to me... -Steve
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Getting started with 500px - Jason Waltman Photography by jason on | 50 Comments 500px is an online photo sharing community. It’s similar to the popular website flickr, but designed by photographers, for photographers to share only their best work. 500px has about 500 times fewer registered users than flickr—but in my opinion, that’s a good thing. The rating system. The thing that makes 500px unique over other photo sharing sites is its time and popularity-based rating system. One important thing for all 500px users to know is what “end of day” means. 500px is based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Exposure is everything. You may have the world’s best photograph but if no one sees it, its pulse is going to sit at zero. Fresh. My tips on getting the most out of 500px. Everyone will find their own way to experience 500px based on the amount of time they have or want to put into it. Don’t upload all your images at once. There you have it! If I’ve left out any topics that you’d like to see addressed, leave your questions in the comments! Update 9 July 2013
NEW CAMERA A Journey into the Insect Macro World with Craig Taylor Hello PxlEyes members, readers and visitors! Today we are going on a journey in the macro world, guided by Craig Taylor, an exceptional photographer who will unravel for us this amazingly detailed world of insects. We will stare into those…many many eyes of tiny spiders, we will observe a moth’s trunk and we’ll go “eeew” at the hairy bodies of other insects. “Zebra Jumping Spider” Q: Howdy Craig and welcome to the PxlEyes community! A: Hola! “Zebra Jumping Spider II” Q: You are definitely a professional! A: Well that depends on your definition of professional. “White Headed Moth” Q: We have heard you publish something for National Geographic. A: Yeah I was featured in the 2011 National Geographic photo competition. “Long Legged Fly” Q: Why macros? A: Why Macros. “Nettle Weevil” Q: Please give a little piece of advice for the ones that admire your work and aspire to be like that some day. A: I only started doing this 15 months ago. Red Tailed Bumble Bee Frit Fly European Garden Spider Flesh Fly
DAK Engineering - Ace Converter This is an open-source freeware (under the GNU GPL) utility to convert two dimensional DXF files to g-code. Download ACE Converter v3.2 - (236 k) The source compiles with Borland C++ v5.02; or the v5.5 command line version. View the ACE Converter user's manual online Changes from version 3.1: Release plane, depth per pass, decimal precision, and Z offset defaults are now stored in ACE.INI for convenience Fixed background color issue on Windows XP systems. The 3.2 version changes were donated to the ACE community by Marcin Dawidowicz. Digital Camera Sensor Sizes: How it Influences Your Photography This article aims to address the question: how does your digital camera's sensor size influence different types of photography? Your choice of sensor size is analogous to choosing between 35 mm, medium format and large format film cameras — with a few notable differences unique to digital technology. Much confusion often arises on this topic because there are both so many different size options, and so many trade-offs relating to depth of field, image noise, diffraction, cost and size/weight. Background reading on this topic can be found in the tutorial on digital camera sensors. Sensor sizes currently have many possibilities, depending on their use, price point and desired portability. Canon's 1Ds/5D and Nikon D3 series are the most common full frame sensors. Camera phones and other compact cameras use sensor sizes in the range of ~1/4" to 2/3". The crop factor is the sensor's diagonal size compared to a full-frame 35 mm sensor. 35 mm Full Frame Angle of View Uncropped Photograph
stacker [Zerene Stacker] Download a free 30-day trial Or purchase a license now Zerene Stacker is “focus stacking” software designed specifically for challenging macro subjects and discerning photographers. Of course it works great with simpler subjects, close-ups, and landscapes also! This subject is a common fruit fly, as seen through a 100X microscope. Why use it? Zerene Stacker has several advantages over other commonly used stacking programs: Can I see some examples? Absolutely! How do I get it? You download Zerene Stacker from our website. What about “shareware” versions? No, you really don’t want those. What type of computer do I need? Microsoft Windows®, Macintosh OS X®, or Linux®, and it doesn’t make much difference which one you have. For Windows and Linux, separate installers are available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions. If you need Zerene Stacker in another environment, please contact us. How big of a stack can it handle? Zerene Stacker is designed for deep stacks. Absolutely! Do you have a user forum?