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Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Completing a Dual Mic Input

I have a Canon 5D Mark II that we've used to make some pretty nice videos. I have a Sennheiser EW 112p G3 Wireless mic system with two transmitters and two lav mics ((We only have one receiver, currently, and would likely need to buy a second.)). The setup works great for the videos we've […]

Aperture Exporter

Aperture Exporter turns a process into a few clicks. Supposedly. I still mostly hope that Apple will reconsider, but that is at about a 0.01% chance and shrinking… See also: Apple Stops Development of Aperture

Aperture import plugin now available. Step-by-step directions are here. The plugin of course does not import ANY modifications to the images. It just imports the raw images right across. I'm waiting to see what Photos brings. Apple has supposedly said they'd support Yosemite at least, and Aperture launches and works on Yosemite right now, so […]

iPhone Camera Evolution

iPhone camera evolution: How does the iPhone 6 camera compare to previous iPhone cameras?

Josh: An Aperture User Tries Lightroom. All in all, I think Lightroom is totally fine, but I find Aperture faster and smoother. Photos v1 will replace iPhoto more than Aperture, but maybe v2 will replace Aperture. I doubt the Nik suite (which works fine with Aperture and Lightroom) will work with Photos unless Google updates […]

Lightroom *never* fully expires | The DAM Book Buried in the recent Adobe Creative Cloud rollout was a revolutionary change to the way Lightroom licensing functions. When the license expires, the program keeps on working.* This is a radical development. If you've been paying attention to the sturm und drang around the Creative Cloud licensing […]

Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Tool is in Open Beta links to .Aperture Exporter, which may help if I decide to move to Lightroom eventually.

The Adobe Blog writes: Apple's Aperture News. In it, Jeffrey Tranberry says "We're looking into a way for Aperture customers to more easily migrate to Lightroom." The current solution, frankly, sucks: We’re working on a way for iPhoto and Aperture customers to more easily migrate to Lightroom. As of right now, your best bet is […]

Holy crap. To be clear, iOS 8 will expose just about every manual camera control possible. This means that ISO, shutter speed, focus, white balance, and exposure bias can be manually set within a custom camera application. Outside of these manual controls, Apple has also added gray card functionality to bypass the auto white balance […]

IPPAWARDS | 8th Annual iPhone Photography Awards™ » 2014 Winners

WTF? Seriously, Apple? Like "Photos" is going to replace Aperture for the semi-serious to serious photographer. Sorry for the link dump, but I've gotta process this all later. Apple Ending Development on Aperture as Upcoming Photos App for OS X Will Replace iPhoto - Mac Rumors Apple Will Retire Aperture With Arrival of OS X […]

The Insides of Golf Balls

You can check out 20 pictures here. I've seen them all before (not those specific pictures… but the insides of golf balls cut in half), but they're still cool to see.

You’re Using Your Camera’s Flash Wrong Truth is, you shouldn't use the flash at a performance like that anyway. Not at a sports event, not at a school play, not on Broadway, not at fireworks, not at the Olympics — because your camera's flash is useless beyond about eight feet. … Yeah, yeah, I know. […]

Every time I forget how much I love good photography, or powerful photography, The Big Picture pulls me back in. That link is "Autumn Around the World 2013" and the first picture may be one of my favorites. It's tough to choose, though, as they're all always good.

Simple Cameras

But camera manufacturers don't seem constitutionally capable of making a super-simple camera. They must be deeply convinced that the complexity of the feature set (which certainly does appeal to a lot of us) is an indivisible part of how they add value to their product, and the temptation to add more and more is something […]