Our friend Udi Tirosh from DIYPhotography thought that could be a good idea to share with us his battery setup for his Sony Camera.


He is using a Tether Tools case relay ($99) and an Anker 20,000 mAh battery ($35).This gives him about X12 more time than the default Sony poor battery for less money.

The original sony battery is quite feeble, it carries only 7.3Wh of energy. One issue, is that 7.3Wh is not a lot of energy for video (and definitely small capacity for 4k). The other issue is that this gives you about 5.9Wh per dollar. It’s not horrible, but definitely not optimal. -said Udi-
I am a Sony cameras user too and I think it could be a perfect solution for video and time-lapses.

Read the original post with more information on : www.diyphotography.net


About Photographer Udi Tirosh:


Udi Tirosh is a professional photographer based in Israel. His photography was featured in news outlets, but his passion lies with photographing families, and portraiture work. A father of three, and a relentless entrepreneur, he invented the Bokeh Masters Kit and The Light Blaster

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What do you think makes a good photograph? Watch this clip and share your thoughts below.



Here's how Marc ( from Analog Process)  travels with his 4x5 film so it doesn't get ruined in the  airport security. Remember that  X-ray scanners can fog your unprocessed film.


If you are interesting,  Kodak shared a few recommendations about it in 2003 what you can read here "Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film"


Marc´s 4x5 Film Travel Photography Gear

 
Here's the gear he is bringing along!

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In his latest project, Von Wong collects 10,000 plastic bottles to raise awareness for plastic pollution. This is story of how it happened. #mermaidshateplastic


Please help with the launch: www.mermaidshateplastic.com 


WATCH PART I






CREDITS:

Video: Jordan Hamelin - https://www.facebook.com/JHDproductio...
Bottles: Tomra Systems ASA - https://www.tomra.com/en/
Warehouse: Power Dekor - http://www.powerdekorna.com/


Model: Clara Cloutier - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...
Makeup: Tamsen Rae - https://www.facebook.com/TamsenRae/?f...
Bodypaint: Jean-Michel Cholette - https://www.facebook.com/patrickhouns...
Mermaid Tail: Cynthia Brault - https://www.facebook.com/cyntaultcrea...
Rigging: Guillaume Briand - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...
Producer: Didier Kaade


Test model: Marielle Chartier Hénault - https://aquamermaid.com/

Assistants:
Jessika Chiasson, Élizabeth Lily Létourneau, Martin Perreault, Lili Yip, Anna Tenne, Yanik Chauvin, Allison Blue, Emmanuelle Néron, Laura Luu, Tout Yang, Albert B. Ross, Dominique Pepin, Paul Kepron, Teny Sarkissian, Mélanie Guertin, Tessa Levesque, Isabelle Pilette, Martin Jack Lacasse, Taline Nalbandian, Hai Nguyen, Élie Babin, Jeanette Wg, Sing Wong, Roxanne Maïté Nault, Amy Jessica Pilette, Jerry Zhu, Renaud Delaquis, Arielle Vary, Lucie Doyle, Ricky Cheng, Guildo Gagnon, Caroline lemlin, Pierre Larin, Robert Wong, Ting Huong Hua, Alex Decarie, Mylene Tat, Alex Gaipo


Official launch of the project and final photos happens on 12/12/2016. Stay tuned!


Text, image and video via VonWong


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Hernandez Dreamphography is the photographer behind this image. His philosophy, something simple "Shot at studio. Effects done in camera. Lights in PS. "


Inner trip is about a journey to my inner self. These kind of images appear in my dreams. repeatedly enough to taken them out and bring them to “reality”. That’s my way of auto-analysis and sharing my world with others.

Nothing extraordinary but the extraordinary power that represent bringing your dreams to life. And nothing complicated, just a little of imagination, patience and in this case a small source of light.

Light painting is the technique that I used for the shot; A long exposure shot (1 minute) and a small LED lantern to paint the scene with light.

Working with scale models gives me lost of flexibility for creation. I can build and custom the models as I want, then I take them into the studio and with a mix of on-camera effects, building small dioramas and digital art, the ideas and dreams come to live.

You don't need tons of gear to tell stories. In fact, you just need a camera, a tripod, a lantern and yes, some imagination.


About Hernandez Dreamphography:

Sandtroopes
Photographer & Digital artist. Dreamphography: My thoughts, dreams and ideas mixed with photography and digital art.
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When portrait photographer Sue Bryce spoke at our recent Social Media Marketing Summit, she wasn’t speaking to big businesses. Instead, she reached out to what she called “DIY businesses” — small to medium-sized businesses that manage their own social media instead of hiring someone to do it for them.



Sue has more than 200,000 followers on Facebook, and she grew that audience by keeping things simple. “Focus on creating a visually dynamic product you can share, and just working through what’s shareworthy and what’s interesting. Just trying to stop you from scrolling is my biggest goal.”

To do that, Sue relies on 5 actions she calls the 5 Es: educate, entertain, engage, entice, and elevate. Learn all about the 5 Es in her segment from the Summit!

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Back in 2012, Vistek hosted a sold-out event at the Berkley Church in Toronto, featuring legendary photographer Albert Watson.



Now Vistek would like to give you the opportunity to join in as Albert Watson shares a visual history of some of his most iconic images along with personal anecdotes from his epic 40-year career as the world's most successful fashion and commercial photographer.


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Just to be clear: Rodrigo Prieto changes his style to suit the movies he shoots. The goal of this video and article is to drum up enthusiasm and a yearning to learn more.



In this tutorial Rob & Jonas wanted to show you how the new gopro Hero5 images look when shot in RAW. He also wanted to share with you how to create light rays in photoshop. This pic was featured in his instagram @untamedscience - follow them for more behind the scenes stuff there!

Text, images and videos via Rob & Jonas' Filmmaking Tips


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Our friend, photographer Brian Worley explains a really easy way to transfer RAW and or JPEG images from your EOS camera to your iPhone or iPad using a low cost USB on-the-go to lightning adapter.

I recently discovered just how simple it is to select images from my EOS camera and transfer them to the Photos app on my iPhone. The easy process works for a whole lot of EOS cameras too.


USB on-the-go adapter and iOS 10

Apple’s recent iOS 10 added the ability to edit and work with RAW images on your iPhone, the trouble has been getting RAW images on your phone. Canon’s Camera Connect App only allows JPEG images to be transferred from their cameras with WiFi connections. If you try to transfer a RAW then they are simply converted to JPEG and stored on the phone.



The solution uses an inexpensive USB On-The-Go to Lightning adapter and a USB cable to connect your EOS camera and iPhone. I purchased my adapter from Amazon for less than £10.

  • Buy a USB OTG to Lightning adapter. 
  • I got mine from Amazon UK, and there’s a similar product on Amazon USA too
  • Plug the standard camera USB cable in to the adapter, and the other end in to the camera.
  • Unlock the iPhone and plug the lightning adapter in to the phone, then switch on the camera.
  • Apple’s Photos app will start, and in the lower right corner you will see the additional IMPORT icon

The phone will start reading images from the cards in the camera. If you have two cards, it reads from both cards – thanks to Colin Edwards for asking me to check.
Select the picture you need, can be all pictures, and import them. RAW and JPEG files are imported
Once the import completes Photos will ask if you want to delete the pictures from the camera card(s)
Works with many EOS cameras

I have access to a number of cameras and so far all of them have been able to transfer images from their cards to my iPhone. My list is not exhaustive, but does show the possibilities. If you get this to work with other cameras please add a comment below.
  • EOS 400D
  • EOS 450D
  • EOS 80D
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EOS-1DX Mark II

I have successfully transferred RAW images – even dual pixel RAW – from the EOS 5D Mark IV and can then edit them with Snapseed or Lightroom Mobile.

This article and all the images were originally published on p4pictures.com and shared with his permission

About Author:


Brian Worley is a photographer, photo trainer based in Oxfordshire, UK. I’m a Canon EOS system specialist and I frequently bring additional light to my pictures in the form of a few Speedlite flashes. I regularly write articles for photography magazines in the UK.
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Working with I.O.Shen Knives on some publicity imagery I got to thinking… how professional chef knives get used and abused. Having shot many chefs at work I was struck by the showmanship knife skills and it didn’t take long before I started looking at knife throwing circus performers.


The concept was to keep things simple and stay with strong styling and set design. After building the target we set that in the studio and cut slits in the board to hold those razor sharp blades (safely)

I thought we’d shoot this image as two images – one with the target and knives and one with only the model to keep things safe! Due to the number of camera angles I wanted to shoot I didn’t want to be limited by a fixed position; so I chose to have the knives and model in the same space and the same time. This kept me on my toes and most of the video footage shot shows me asking Lauren not to move her arms around too much. I didn’t want to stop the shoot for a trip to A&E.


To light this project 

I started by looking at circus imagery and thought about how the lighting would appear in a circus tent.



The main aim was to get a top lit target, but with limited ceiling space I opted to bounce a small 18cm gridded reflector off the low ceiling. I used a Quadra battery pack and set the second lamp (a slightly lower powered unit) to bounce downwards off the floor and up into the set to balance the shadow details.

Here’s a quick doodle lighting diagram – enjoy.
Sian was on hand to ensure hair and makeup was always at its best. Lauren took to the set after some time in makeup getting “clowned” and soon got into the role. Her acting skills made direction and interaction with the camera a joy. Shawn’s style of filming was to get in amongst the action with a handheld camera; this captured a gritty feel.

A little touch of post production keeping things raw and unpolished was in-keeping with the old circus stills that helped inspire the shoot.



This article and all the images were originally published on www.richardbudd.co.uk/blog and shared with his permission



About Author:


Richard Budd is a Professional Photographer - based in Dorset, UK. Covering weddings, events and commercial photography / design work.  Available for worldwide commissions…Let's Get Connected: www.richardbudd.co.uk 



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A fan or wind machine is a great accessory for adding some movement to your models hair and outfits when shooting studio portraits. But what works best? Well that's what photographer Gavin Hoey tests out by pitting four different ways of creating a breeze against each other.


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Today we have the pleasure to feature photographer  Tim Gerges  with his latest project 'dad duty 2.0. portraits of Carducci Suits'. We hope you enjoy his behind the scene look into portraits, lights and photography

In my last post, I wrote about the first leg of a collab shoot I did with Dad Duty.

The previous shoot, featuring clothing from UF Fashion, was shot using only the available natural light, whereas this leg of the shoot was shot entirely using Broncolor lighting gear.

I used a couple of Siros lights to set the scene. If you’re a photographer, you’ll be interested in the Siros range. Siros comes in two versions, the S – which is a super powerful monohead in 800w and 400w configurations, and the new Siros L – which comes with the same specs as the S – but with the added benefit of being completely battery powered.

At the time of this shoot, only the Siros S had launched, so I had two of those on set as well as one MoveL pack and MobiLed head. (I have a play date with the new Siros L – so keep an eye on my blog for images from that upcoming shoot.)

Indoors we used the Siros lights. The main light was a Parra 88, and I used the Broncolor balloon to bring provide ambient light, and a small strip softbox to create a soft clip light on Jay, the model.

This combination worked really well.

As part of a challenge to myself, I kept Dakota – my Hasselblad camera - at settings that drained out all the natural light, so all the lighting in the pictures was purely flash.

For the last half of the images, I wanted to capture sunshine streaming in through the windows. It was quite a miserable day weather-wise in Cape Town, so we used a standard P70 reflector and some CTO directing the light through the window to emulate the sun shining through. For those who are interested, CTO stands for ‘Color Temperature Orange’ and adds a warm cast to the light, giving it the same tone as sunshine. Because the MoveL pack is battery powered, I could place it outside, and the wireless sync of the RFS2.1 meant it would still fire with the other lights when I pressed the shutter.

In the interest of full disclosure, although I had planned to bring CTO with on the shoot to create warm sunlight, I forgot it at the rental company. Realising this late on Saturday afternoon, with the shoot on Sunday morning, I purchased some orange cellophane from a local stationary shop and used that instead. The color wasn’t as accurate as it would have been with proper CTO, but it did the job.

You’ll notice in the video below that there is only video coverage of the first couple of shots - that’s because when we put the move light outside, my videographer/assistant went with it. It was cold and windy and Clinton was placed on light holding duty so that nothing toppled over in the wind – unfortunately that meant that we had no video coverage indoors.













This article and all the images were originally published on www.timgerges.com and shared with their permission

About Tim Gerges:


I’ve always been fascinated by super powers – the idea that one could posses magical powers greater than one’s self... Photography is that magic. It entices, fascinates and inspires. It is the closest thing I have to super powers.
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Joel Grimes has traveled the globe creating award winning images making his subjects look larger than life. Whether it is a celebrity or an everyday person, Joel believes that lighting plays a huge role in that process.



The biggest challenge for photographers, learning lighting, is two fold: First, with so many options on the market, choosing the right strobe, modifier, etc… can be so overwhelming. Second, lighting is generally taught from a technical approach, making it way too complicated. We have engineers trying to teach artists, totally overlooking the creative process. This is a recipe for disaster. Have you ever heard the acronym KISS, keep it simple stupid?
Joel has this saying, “You can rock the world with one camera, one lens and one light”.
To learn lighting, you have to start by using one light. Master one light, and you can master ten lights. Follow Joel as he shows you how to create amazing portraits by using just one light.

Joel Grimes Photography joelgrimes.com


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