I think the rumours about the 5D Mk IV started the day that the 5D Mark III was announced. Since then, the now announced camera has been everything to everyone at all times. With the official announcement all the speculation and "expert perspectives" can now just shut up. Let's take a look at what Canon has announced.Read More
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Straight up, I need to thank the PR team at Fujifilm Canada for helping me get my hands-on an X-Pro2 for this review. While the camera was announced a while back, they have been scarce for the media and the nice people at Fujifilm never forgot about me. They sent me an X-Pro2 body and 23/1.4R lens for this review.Read More
Anyone shooting moving video knows the perils of shaky cam. We've all seen The Blair Witch Project and no one needs to see more of that kind of nausea inducing motion. The IKAN Beholder DS1 Gimbal is designed to keep your camera steady and offer smooth movements when shooting handheld, although you can tripod mount it just to use it's movement capabilities.Read More
In this article, I take an in-depth look at Sony's PWD-X70 XDCAM prosumer video camera. I was very impressed as you will see in the article. There is also an accompanying demonstration and sample footage video included as a link in this article.Read More
I'm very excited to be able to tell you all that there is a new version of Aurora HDR Pro coming this fall. I have purchased all the major HDR products, and while none are bad, the one that I use for my own work as been Aurora HDR Pro since its release.Read More
I have been a bit lax with the news updates, so this post has many items.
A very good article by a professional photographer Dear Clients: Don’t Ask Photographers for a Reshoot of Good Photos
Composition Leveraging Lines Lines Reveal the Great Compositions in Famous Movies
Pretty cool video on how a shutter works Super Slow Motion Shows How an SLR Camera Shutter Works
Yahoo has been sold. What does this mean for Flickr? Flickr ownership changes hands as Verizon acquires Yahoo
Excellent article for models, and for photographers seeking to hire models Models, Beware the Warning Signs of Creepy ‘Photographers’
Photographer sues Getty Images for $1B for selling her public domain images Photographer Suing Getty Images for $1 Billion
Some really great ideas 10 Photography Accessories You Can Buy at the Supermarket
Astropad is updated Astropad 2.0 brings better performance and increased compatibility
If you shoot video as I do, using a pro camera, you already know what a pain it is to find a bag for your rig that doesn't require you to disassemble the entire thing to put it away. My friends at Think Tank have just released a set of bags that may just be perfect for you.Read More
It's safe to say that the best selling camera drones around come from DJI. They are very popular and when they work well are easy to fly and produce excellent footage.
The real challenge is the rest of the time, such as when you have a problem. In fairness, DJI has achieved significant improvements since the first Phantom. That was mostly a flying crash waiting to happen. The current Phantom 4 is a superb flight experience with good control capability and a decent enough telemetry app called DJI GO.Read More
In this article I want to introduce you to a Photoshop topic that has to some extent fallen from favour, primarily due to the superlative work that Adobe has done in Camera RAW and in Lightroom for managing images. In both offerings we find five areas of luminosity control, blacks, shadows, exposure (aka midtones), highlights and whites. For many photographic post processors these solve most issues. However, when you want much more granular control and image specific adjustments, we merely need to hop over to Photoshop to step up to the next level.Read More
In this video, I show you how to setup and use three core functions within Lightroom Mobile. In only 18 minutes you will learn to sync photos with your smart device, manage and edit images on your smart device, create a free web url to share publicly or privately and use targeted collections to sync photos in real time while tethering.Read More
Broncolor is known by professional photographers and demanding enthusiasts the world over. My first experience was a very long time ago with a product called the Broncolor Hazy. If I recall correctly, it was similar to today's Hazylight, basically a flash modifier simliar to a softboxbut rigid. The light as I remember it was beautiful, but for a number of reasons I ceased having the opportunity to work with Bron products for a very long time.Read More
I put news items of interest on the Google Plus page for The Photo Video Guy, but have come to the realization that not everyone does Google Plus or may not want to. So I will be doing a blog post every time I do a news update. Hope readers find this useful.Read More