APERTURE and DEPTH OF FIELD, made easy. WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY. Botswana.

APERTURE and DEPTH OF FIELD, made easy. WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY. Botswana.


Hello! It’s Danielle from Pangolin Photo
Safaris on our home turf, the Chobe River. Today I am going to answer a question
that we often get asked, and that is how can I blur my background to the maximum? That basically means, how can I use depth-of -field? to my advantage, or how
can I control the depth-of-field? Today we have got some waterbuck to demonstrate the concept, and they’re quite nice, because they stand tall for a while.
Great to demo this on. So, the first way of doing it, is to control the distance
between yourself and the subject. Which is great, because we are in a boat, so we can either come closer or further away from the subject. The closer you are to the subject the more the background blurs. The second way of doing
it, is to control the distance between the subject and its background. So, as you can see, the background is quite far away, and that’s also fairly in your control,
as you can position the boat to choose a background that’s further away, if you
want more blur. The third way, is to use your zoom. The more zoomed in you are, the
more the background blurs. The last and obvious way to do it, is to
decrease your f-stop. So, take a shot at f/16. Then take a shot at your lowest
f-stop. Go down to f/6.3 or to f/4. Leave everything else the same
and take your shot. Zoom in and notice the difference in your background, and
you will see that that’s how you blur your background. For more videos, subscribe to our channel, or hit the bell icon at the bottom to get notified when the next video is
available. Until next time. Bye bye!

Tutorial INFRARED Photography | How to Shoot & Edit

Tutorial INFRARED Photography | How to Shoot & Edit


Hello, and Welcome to my channel! In this infrared tutorial we are going to transform this to this! Infrared photography is a different way to make unique landscape photos it can be achieved by either converting your camera into a infrared camera or you can buy a inexpensive ir filter. when making a infrared photo you need to have your DSLR Camera on a tripod stand because the shutter speed is often 1 second or more. and before you mount the IR Filter it’s a good idea to set the focus. it can be very hard to find foucus when the IR Filter is mounted so mount the filter on your DSLR Camera and dont forget to set the focus before you mount it! as we are going to take a picture over more than 5 seconds it’s a good idea to have a remote timer to not cause any shakes to the camera when making the IR Photo one other thing thats important is to set the white balance. i myself took a photo of some green grass with the IR Filter mounted and then select it in the settings menu. if you want you can also the white balance preset values. i would recommend to use the incandecent for this IR Photo i choose the apature F2.8 And shutter speed 10 Seconds i set the ISO to 800. so, now let’s open Photoshop and start editing Drag the IR picture into Photoshop Increase the exposure, some. Decrease the contrast to flatten out the photo, some. also tweak the shadows a bit! Flatten out the picture a bit more by adjusting the blacks. use the white balance tool and click the “Grass” Now we can open the IR Photo and start editing i start by adding a adjustment levels filter and just tweak the settings a bit. the next step is to go to the channel mixer and swap the colors. we are going to swap red to blue, and blue to red. if you want you dont have to swap red to blue and so on, this is just how i prefer to make a IR Photo! i prefer when there’s a little bit of orange in the picture so dont set the red here to 100%. and when you’re done just click ok! again, im going back to the levels filter, and im just going to tweak it a bit more. The IR Photo right now looks too dark. after that, we are going to erase as much Red’s as we can! and also the magentas! i prefer when there a little bit of orange left so im going to leave it this way. so, thats pretty much it! im just going to make some final touches and then im done! i hope you like this short tutorial!, and you find use for it. if you want, Share it with your friends! Thanks for Watching!

Addicted to Buying Cameras – Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Addicted to Buying Cameras – Gear Acquisition Syndrome


I have G.A.S Gear
Acquisition Syndrome Last week I got a Canon 6D Today I got a Panasonic GH5 and a GX8 and a Phantom 4 Pro Drone Two weeks ago I got this light the Godox SL60W
and two years ago I got two of the YN300 from Yongnuo Last year I got the Nikon D750 before that
the Nikon D800 Which I still have Last year I also got the Canon SL2 So yes it’s true I have a bit of an addiction The deals I’ve been getting are great but
the saddest part is I have all this gear and I’m not really using it If you compared my video gear acquisition
to the video gear usage time the graph would look like this emoji here Which you’re looking at on the iPhone 11 which
I just got but don’t really need But but but! I have good reason for all these things Let’s list them out. Shall we? I wanted a big full frame sensor to get into
the high ISO and bokehlicious full frame photography game and my clients helped pay for it I mean I bought this camera with my own money
when I was 17 I bought the lenses first with my crop body
Nikon D90 The 24-70 from Tamron The 85 1.8 which I then upgraded to the 1.4
and the 50mm 1.4 which I got for the same price as my nifty-fifty 1.8 But then I wanted to shoot video and well
the Nikon was crap Couldn’t autofocus on me to save my life and
I didn’t have any friends who wanted to assist when I film So then it became the Canon SL2 with just
one lens a great lens for portraits and self-video
but it just wasn’t wide enough so then my second canon lens a 10-18mm for those big wide shots Fantastic! I also needed to get lights so my eyes and
scene could really pop instead of giving me more chances to film
while I was in college it slowed me down Having to setup and break down lights for
each shoot in my living room meant even more time setting up and less time spent filming Aha! Well now I’ve moved to a bigger apartment set my lights and camera in a permanent spot
and made it all voice controlled that should solve the problem right? Hey Google. Production time. See, this is a really awesome setup and it’s
nice and wide I can show you all my gear but the issue is
my room is usually a mess I mean I’m running in and out between shoots
and actual 9-5 work and so a lot of times I just don’t wanna clean
my room and that little 5 minutes of cleaning is what
keeps me from making videos like this But back to the gear The D800 started having issues missing focus
in a majority of shots and I needed something that I knew would get sharp images for my
clients So it was time to decide between a mirrorless
Z6 with 4K video that was a bit out of budget or more of the wallet friendly D750 What a beast the D750 is! Great autofocus Lovely images High burst speeds and it’s still fairly light weight But! It still doesn’t autofocus during video well
that doesn’t matter if I’m filming wide and on a Gimbal right? Wrong! I’ve had this gimbal for two months and used
it only twice Whoops So anyways I’m using the Canon I love it. The Wifi app is great But I start learning about LUTS and color
grading in Final Cut Pro 10 and I’m possessed by the dream of shooting
a flat image with V-LOG or C-LOG or S-LOG or N-LOG but alas that means getting yet another
camera. So I hop on Craigslist looking for a Nikon
Z6 and stumble upon this GH5 kit with the almighty V-LOG What a flat picture profile so here I am today
filming 10-bit V-LOG internal on a GH5 with 4 lenses that I’ve acquired along with it I learn all the functions and features of
this camera like the automated focus pull and the on-camera LUT preview most importantly I learn the camera doesn’t matter at all It’s all about my will to film and create. So I hope you enjoyed this one.

How To Use Nikon lens on Canon camera

How To Use Nikon lens on Canon camera


In this video I will show you how to use
some nikon lens on a Canon camera so let’s have a look
we have fotodiox pro Nikon or Nikon to EOS so what you’re gonna need is this
adapter right here so this is what you’re gonna use to attach your Nikon
lens to your Canon camera so let’s dive right in and see how to do it see the
contacts on the Nikon lens then you find the red dot on the adapter then you want
to match those up so once you have a matched up so you can see now you’re
gonna turn counterclockwise until it clicks, now it’s on there and that’s
the first step now if you want to take it off what you get what you want to do
is see this little lover here you want to push this down and then go
clockwise then it comes off alright so again match up
the contacts with this red dot and turn counterclockwise and it’s on there
so now let’s see how to attach it to the camera see here’s a canon camera this is
the lens that when you buy the camera this is the ones that comes with so now
for step two is you want to remove this lens make sure that your camera is off
okay now what you want to do is you want to
push this button right here push that in then release the lens now once that’s released you want to
take your Nikon lens it has the adapter already on it and I find a red dot see
the right dot now you just want to match up with the red dot on the camera so now
that you guys match up with the camera now you’re gonna turn clockwise until
you hear a click that’s how you attach it so now if we step three so you turn
the camera on it’s going to give you this alert to asure
insure lens is attached you can just bypass that just skip it hitting that
and you’ll be ready to go and take the cap off and you’re ready to go okay so a
few notes the nikon lens this particular one is 50 millimeter and even the
adapter itself there’s no electronic contact so everything you’re gonna do is
manual so there’s no autofocus even though it says auto focus on the lens
itself there’s no auto focus so you do that manually okay make sure that when
you purchase the adapter that it’s gonna be like or f-mount to canon eos mount if
you’re wondering what the price is you can get it on Amazon on the link below
for around $59 so check in the description and so much you can get it
for Amazon or you can check on eBay – so stay tuned at the end of this video I’m
gonna have some footage that I shot with this camera with this lens plus some
pictures as well thanks again for watching I hope you find this useful if
you own this camera and you have any more questions on the setup feel free to
leave me some comments I look forward to hearing from you and please subscribe it
will help me out a lot bye you

Focal Length Explained 1 – Don’t just zoom – MOVE!

Focal Length Explained 1 – Don’t just zoom – MOVE!


Quite often when you go out shooting
with your camera you’ll probably see a scene that you think’s interesting; frame
it up a bit and then zoom around with your zoom to try and get the composition
that you want, but there is a much better way of doing things than this. If you
consider your zoom as a selection of prime lenses, by prime lenses I mean
lenses which can’t zoom, they have fixed focal lengths like 18, 40, 50, 90, 150 whatever it may be. If you use a prime lens you can’t zoom
so you have to move yourself backwards and forwards in order to frame the shot
that you want. When you start controlling your focal length you can control what
the picture looks like, what’s in it and what isn’t, but how do you know which
focal length you’re going to need for which shot that you’re going to take? I’m
going to show you but to do so I’m going to need a nice, friendly, helpful
assistant called Natasha. Hello Nat! This is Jane’s daughter Natasha and
she’s kind of… well I guess I’m your evil stepdad am I that bad?
– Ahhh I can put up with you Mike Ah she’s sweet! Right Nat, could you come and stand here for a moment, go that way
a little bit, there we go – perfect. supposing Natasha and I were standing in our own the garden or something rather than in the street which is a little odd,
I might just think ‘Ah there’s Nat, that would make a nice picture’ stand there and zoom
around and just sort of zoom in and out like that and take a picture and it’s
going to be okay, but I could get a better result if I chose the focal
length for the shot. I’m going to show you a little exercise here which I would
like you to repeat afterwards. What I’m going to do is take the same picture of
Natasha over and over again but at different focal lengths, so you can see
what happens to the environment around her. Now this is going to involve a bit of
lens changing and fiddling around so you may have to bear with me for a minute.
Nat can we go over here? The reason I’ve chosen in the middle of a street is
because you need somewhere which has got sides that go off into the distance and
that has an end behind. Now it’s really important when you compose your shot that you compose it exactly the same each time, so I’m going to give Natasha probably about
a hands width of sky above her head, that’s going to be the very top of the
picture and the bottom of the picture is going to be this seam at the top of
her dress – that will be at the bottom of the frame each time. So first off 10
millimeters, now I’ve got to get right into your personal space here Nat to get the
seam at the top of your dress and only a handful of sky there it is – oop no – there it is – perfect. Now zoom the lens, I’m going to double it to 20 millimeters and do the same thing.
Now that’s made Nat come closer so I’ve got to move back a bit and that’s
only subtle – there it is. All right now we’re going to a longer
lens, from 20 millimeters (camera straps drive me me on the bend)
let’s go to 35 millimeters. So frame the same shot, now I have to move back
because the lens has got longer – again handbreadth of sky, seam on the dress,
excellent. Let’s double that, let’s go out to 70 millimeters so again, she’s
really filling the frame now because it zoomed on to her, so I move back a
bit and very carefully line up – this is a great exercise – oh you blinked, don’t blink!
Right, there we go. Now we want to go out further. I’m gonna
have to change the lens because the next set of focal lengths go out a long way.
We’re going to go from 10 millimeters right out of 500 that means I’m going to
use a whopper of a lens. Even if you don’t have lenses this kind of focal
length, please go and repeat this exercise because it really will help you
understand what on earth it is I’m talking about. Now with the last one at
70 I’m to do the next one at 150, so I’ve set the zoom on the lens I’m not going to
zoom in and out I’m going to frame the shot up with Natasha. Oh look that wasn’t
a bad guess, I’m actually going to go a little bit closer, here we go… train your
eye to look around the viewfinder to line up these gaps like the the bottom
of the dress and the hand breadth of sky. Let’s zoom then on out to 250. Again
Natasha will have come closer in the lens so I’ve got to move back to get the
same shot. Here we go, line up the elements, the gap at the top
and the seam on the dress and then finally we’re going to go all the way out from
250 to 500 millimeters so I’m moving back again. The environment behind
Natasha is changing with each of these shots and this one I promise, you would
never know we were standing in a street… but there’s a lot of fiddling to
get this right – still too close – there it is Good stuff. Nat! Come and have a look So beginning at 10 millimeters, here we go.
Here you are at 10 millimeters. yeah you see how it’s pulled Natasha’s face forward? But look
I’ve got the bottom of the picture as the seam of the dress, the top of the
picture but a handbreadth of sky. As we move on from 10 to 20, see how it’s
changed? Natasha has got a more normal shape. Also look, the cars and
the houses jump forward as we flick between them. Moving on out from there I
think we went to 50 which is a much more normal looking Natasha.
As we move on through – oop we want the other camera as we’re now out to 100 or
so. You see how everything’s starting to take a step forward
each time we extend the focal length until now you don’t know you’re in a
street, and we get to the very last shot there’s no hint of a house or anything.
We’ve just got a clear grey background which is actually the tarmac of the
streets as it goes off up the hill in the distance. This is all you need to do, it
doesn’t matter what you practice this with. If you don’t have a Natasha to take
into the street just put your camera bag on a table in the park or something like
that and take the same shot over and over again, changing the focal length and
moving back so that you get the idea of what’s going on
to the environment and then look at all the pictures one after the other.
This isn’t just the realm of a digital SLR you could do the same thing with a
little compact camera anything that has a zoom on it. If you’re cycling along the sea wall you might not want to carry a monster like that.
Natasha would you mind? We’re going to do a very brief one. Here you go, over
there a bit. If I set the zoom to its widest take the same picture of Natasha getting
right into her personal space, good stuff Nat, and then zoom it to it’s
longest zoom, do the same thing move back. You know if you’re at a party and just got a little camera and you think ‘Oh I’ll take a picture…’ There we go, as you can see the
two are very, very different. Don’t just think I’m going to go and try this in
the morning. Once you start treating your zoom lens as a series of prime lenses
and moving yourself around not being lazy, you’ll really set loose the magic
of your camera and your photography. Don’t leave it, get out there right this
minute! Go and try this.

Feather Camera Crane Set Up Instructions

Feather Camera Crane Set Up Instructions


My name is Canyon Florey. I’m the designer of the Feather Camera Crane: a portable, lightweight adventure jib created for easy use in remote
places. Let’s go over the set up. Unwrap the bag and remove the tower and the
jib handle. Mount the tower to your tripod fluid head. Unzip the sleeve and remove the carbon fiber
boom. Extend the boom and remove the last two sections.
Insert the boom into the tower. Pop the zinc coated pin, and click the black
diamond carabiner to the control cable. Reattach the back section of the boom and
lock past the line. Insert the jib handle and pop the pin. The mounting screws secure in a track and
are compatible with 1/4 20 or 3/8 screws. It works great to use a ball head for more
creative options. So I attach your camera, and hang your counter
weight bag. Fill the bag with rocks, water bottles, snow
or sand until the system is balanced. You can also use standard weight plates as
counterbalance. You’ll find that the camera is self-leveling
as it goes up and down. You can also make adjustments to the front
head for versatile camera mounting, and visibility of the LCD screen. Attach the extension plate for larger cameras. Use the adjustment strap to change your composition,
and you can tilt your fluid head to bring in additional cool movements to your shot” The Feather Camera Crane offers smooth motion
to increase your production value.

Nikon D750: But why buy that camera in 2019?

Nikon D750: But why buy that camera in 2019?


So I guess the good question anyone would
ask if you told them that you bought a DSLR in 2018 would be: why would you go for a DSLR? Why wouldnt you go for a mirror less? And in my case the answer is very simple that
the price on the mirrorless or sorry on the DSLR has dropped so much that the value you
get from buying a DSLR is so much higher than it is for a mirrorless. Don’t get me wrong. I like mirrorless. I am shooting this on a mirrorless, thats
the Sony RX100, my Iphone is mirrorless. And mirrorless is great, it is compact, it
is silent so if you want to shoot exactly that picture when she says “I do” in the church
and all of that and it has to be completely silent of course mirrorless has an advantage
but I still think that a DSLR has its place in many other situations and of course you
have the disatvantage of moving parts so at some point in time your DSLR will need to
be repaired or refurbished because of the moving parts.And moving parts they break. It cannot be any different. They break down. So of course the mirrorless has an advantage. But I think that Tony Northrup taught me that
it is not a shame to buy things that are maybe not the latest and greatest technology and
the video I am shooting this with (the Sony RX100) is only the Mark III and not the Mark
IV. So you can save a lot of money by maybe not
buying the very latest technology. There it is. 1100 EUR – I maxed my credit card for this
one. But I still think this compared 2 or 4 years
ago, this is half the price! So it is fantastic value. And mind you that this piece of technology
stands on the shoulders of a long series of development where you’ve had people investing
– like me – in the e.g. D5600. Paying for for the R&D that has gone into
developing a model like this one. That is why I chose to continue to stay with
a DSLR. I still think it has a place in 2018. And don’t forget: the output it produces is
digital so it is not like it is paper based or something like that it is still digital. Then the next good question I guess is why
would you choose the D750 in the total lineup from Nikon? And why would you go for FX / full frame? I have been very happy with my APS-C or cropped
sensor camera and I have taken some great pictures with it and it will still be my camera
here as my backup camera and I really like it – I think it is a great camera. I think APS-C technology is great and I will
probably be shooting birds with this one still and maybe also planes and anything far away
moving fast. APS-C definately has a role to play there. But this one? Why whould I go for full frame? I have a lot of Nikon vintage lenses or classic
lenses or whatever you want to call them and they are all full frame or can fit a full
frame sensor. So why not? I might as well get the benefit from that… FX has a few advantages – I think they are
small though but they are there like better low light performance and all of that – you’ve
probably heard all the arguments. So that is why I wanted to go FX and also
I think going FX at some point in time when you have been a photographer for a little
while and you’ve been with the APS-C format you want to try something new or you maybe
read so much about the FX format that you think: I simply gotta try it! So you as a photographer grow and become better
and then you need to upgrade your gear so you sort of develop hand in hand. So I think it is a natural step for me to
dive into the FX world. So why did I then not go for a setup where
I have e.g. the D850 which is the Nikon top level camera (prosumer) and the answer to
that is that its simply outside my price bracket. I cannot what the prices are right here and
now but I checked it a while ago and the D850 is way more expensive than the D750. Then there is the D810. That’s the landscape photographers preferred
alternative and I shoot a lot of landscape but I also like to take different kind of
pictures like street photography, wildlife once in a while and in general all-round photography. The D810 could be – when I read reviews that
is the one (especially) landscape photographers prefer but as it is not the only type of photography
I do and it is seldom I need for a poster or a large print I think I can do fine with
just the 24mp sensor size. Also the fact that the D810 is 400 EUR more
than the D750 – again price became a strong argument for me… So, I went for the D750 here… The last one you could consider in the Nikon
lineup on the FX side is the D610. But I think this bad boy (D750) has inherited
a lot of good things from the Nikon D810 and maybe it is – subject to whom you consult
review wise – but the D750 has extremely good low light performance. It has a metering system from the D810 and
the auto focus the same. As the D750 basically has many of the features
that the D810 has I think the main drawback with the D750 is the lower resolution on the
sensor. But I don’t think that will be an issue for
me. I am used to the 24mp from the D5600. It is more than enough for me. 99% of the time my pictures are for my own
use or social media so that will not be an issue. So here it is! D750! Wow! It feels really good! My number one is picture quality – that is
why I pick a camera – that is my main reason. Maybe they are a little bit old the reviews
I have seen, but there are many who make the tilting screen a big thing. I have my entry level camera the D5600 and
that has a pivoting screen. So that is not the argument for why I bought
the D750. My arguments are that this is a camera with
many of the top level features from the D810. The D810 is probably – together with the D850
– some of the best camera bodies Nikon has ever made and this on has inherited a lot
of the features from the D810. So I think the only downside is the lower
resolution and that is not an issue for me. What convinced med that this should be my
camera? I’ve been sitting on the fence for quite some
time and you know that I ruined my D7500 – I got it right here just to compare. As you can see the bodies are roughly same
size and so on. The grip on the D750 is a bit deeper than
the D7500 – actually a lot deeper. They are both rather big and bulky bodies. I will say though that I will not miss button
in here on the D7500. They have moved them out here on the D750. Also I bitched about the “ears” on the D7500
that hurt my hand. That is gone on the D750. Feels really good. So ergonomics on the D750 are approved! Also, this one has the option for mounting
a battery grip – maybe I will try that. If you are a professional user the dual SD
card slot is a must. I think a lot of discussion on social media
about that. Not a biggie for me. I will probably only fill one of the two slots. What convinced me of this one? There were two videos… I’ve read a lot of reviews and this is a fantastic
camera end of story. Full stop. There were two videos and I will post links
to them top right corner. There were two videos where I thought – okay,
this is something extraordinary. One was a video with an australian wedding
photographer and he has bought no less than 4 of these cameras!! Both he and his partner needed a primary and
a backup camera. And their DS3 I belive it was, were running
out. So they decided to go for a new bodies. And he said that price in his case was a very
big factor and when you have to buy 4 then price becomes important even when professional
that can deduct it from tax and all that. If you listen tom him you will see a professional
that uses this camera as his main tool in what he does. The other was not as neutral as the wedding
photographer – because this video was partly sponsored by Nikon. But this is a video from the the Seattle Museum
of Flight where you see some of the video capabilities. Notice this camera only does 1080p video. The museum of flight where they do both video
and pictures in low light conditions. And I must say that was quite astonishing. Of corse it is biased because it is Nikon
that partly sponsors that video – so you need to subtract a little bit but that was another
very convincing video. So those two sort of brought me from being
in doubt to feeling sure that this was a very good choice. So what do I expect from the D750? A lens like this – it says very clearly here
DX – so of course that one will give vinetting if I try to use it on the full frame and of
course that is a big disatvantage. SoI can only use the FX lenses, and that means
that I have 3 or 4 lenses that I can only use on the APS-C and one of the lenses that
I will be missing very much is the Sigma 18-35mm – it was Tony Northrup who recommended this
lens and I must say that that was one of the best advices I have ever received regarding
photography. It is an absolutely amazing lens. If you have a DX camera and you are wondering
what is a good beginners lens, this one here is an absolute killer. The Sigma 18-35mm. Read the reviews! This is a top lens! I will be missing the ability to put that
on my now FX camera body but other than that I think I’ll be happy – looking forward to
using my FX camera. But of course there will be a limitation to
what lenses I can add to it. I think that my prime lense will be this classic
– the Nikkor 35-70mm 2.8D highly recommended by the angry photographer. Has autofocus. Those of you who have seen other videos from
me know that I bitch a lot about this – that you need to have an in camera auto focus motor
– and the D750 does, so I can mount this one. And then – as long as I am not in macro mode
– I can switch this one on. This is nice. The screen looks very much like the screen
from my D7500 although it is a little bit smaller I believe? Nahr, it is not much. And if I just… Just take it out of the automatic mode and
put it into aperture prirority. If I then just… the autofocus is working. But otherwise it looks very much like a Nikon
camera! Not much to report here. Okay! That is it from me! Hope you found this video useful! And that maybe I helped you decide what camera
you should go for? Maybe you have realised this is not the camera
for you? All good by me… But I think I will be happy with this camera
beacuse of its good ergonomics, it will take all my classic Nikkor lenses, it did not break
the bank, wasn’t cheap, but it did not break the bank! It has one of the best autofocus systems Nikon
has ever made – also the same with the metering system and it just is a very nice camera! And looking into the viewfinder, I was very
happy to see – those of you who have seen my video on the D7500 know that I was very
happy with the viewfinder on that camera – a big step up from the D5600. And it is the same here – the viewfinder is
absolutely fantastic! So I really look forward to start using this
camera. And I hope that I won’t drop this one in salt
water like i did with my D7500. Okay! Thank you for watching! As always: happy shooting! Take care! Bye bye!

Nikon D5600: Manual mode operation guide – the basics

Nikon D5600: Manual mode operation guide – the basics


So, why would you not want to use the touch
screen. Of course you are welcome to do that there
is no one stopping you from doing that. But I actually think that when you see me
opertaing the touch screen the left hand side here is the shutter speed
I think it is quite small arrows you have and it is quite difficult to hit the right
spots and yeah, I just think it is complicated
if you really want to look at the benefits of using the buttons and dials
first, it is so much faster secondly, you can operate it while looking
into the viewfinder which is really neat if you want to focus
on your subject and thirdly, you can operate it a night i.e. without
looking those are 3 good arguments why you what to
learn to operate via the dials so I start out with a little assumption here
that auto ISO is set to on it is basically because the ISO is a consequence
of the aperture and the shutter speed
and of course you can set that as well but you end up having pictures that are either
over or underexposed that may be what you are after
but to simply things here in the beginning I
assume the auto ISO is set to on when you have the camera in auto ISO mode
you can change the ISO but it acually has not effect
you can turn the dial if you keep the function button in
and it looks like it is changing it but as soon as you let go of the dial
boom it is right back to where it was so remember that if you are in auto ISO mode
changing the ISO value manually has no effect whatsoever
on what you are doing so finally we are ready to take a look at
the manual mode top left corner says an M meaning manual mode
and you have the shutter speed on your top left
the aperture in the middle and your ISO value to the right
if you turn the dial then you will see the shutter speed changing
the top left value and that is as you would expect
then the question is of course how do you change the aperture
the one here in the middle and what you do is that you keep the +/- button
down if you hold that one down
you will see that all of a sudden it is not the shutter speed
but the aperture that is changing and I also like the graphics here where you
can see how the aperture is illustrated graphically so that the higher F-stop number the less
light it lets in and vice versa and me being a beginner
it gives me a good understanding of how the aperture works
and as you can see the ISO in the right hand side
it changes as a consequence of changing either the shutter speed or the F-stop number but again remember that changing the ISO manually
it looks like it is changing it but as soon as you let go
it takes back control when you have auto ISO set to on
so rembember that when you use your camera in manual mode when everything else fails you should consult
the manual some say! and I guess most of us never read the manual
and I think one of the reasons you can see on the screen
it is because it in this case is more than 300 pages actually close to 400 pages but I think Nikon makes some pretty good manuals
and they are available online as PDF documents and you can download it on their homepage
but it is quite lengthy as you can see so if you hit control F for find
and then key in some search words for what you are looking for
in this case it is manual mode you will see that it takes us straight to
page 123 and here you have quite good illustration
of what I just showed you on the camera you have the command dial that changes the
shutter speed and if you hold down this little button and
use the same dial you will change the aperture
and the viewfinder will show you the consequences of what you are doing
I think that is a good way of illustrating it
I acutally like it I think they have a good way of both writing
and illustratring how this camera works

ClickCon: A Chicago Photography Trade Show and Convention!

ClickCon: A Chicago Photography Trade Show and Convention!


Today we’re taking a look at ClickCon.
It’s a convention for photography in downtown Chicago. My friend Adam
suggested it. Sounded really interesting to check out. We just went to the trade
show. They have a lot more. Depends on pricing tiers of registrations and all
that. But you can do panels, informational things… All that sounded really
interesting, but we just went for the trade show. At the trade show with all
the booths you can check out a lot of gear that you might not be able to see
elsewhere. You can also buy a lot as well. Procam was the large sponsor for this
event. So they had a large booth with a lot of gear from pretty much any company
that you could imagine for photography and videography. But you could also buy
it throughout the tradeshow itself. A lot of the booths had things for sale at
certain percentage off usually, which was nice. It’s quite the challenge getting to
downtown Chicago. Especially in my case it’s around a two-hour drive. But Adam
and I decided to go to one of the suburbs because he’s closer in and then
take a train to Union Station. From there we needed to get to the actual
hotel, which I think was about 1.2 miles. But that’s still pretty long walk.
So we used a ride-sharing service. I think that was the first time that I’ve
ever used any type of service like that. It was interesting going into someone
else’s car and being like okay.. let’s go to the hotel.
Of course Adam handled all that, which is very helpful and definitely a good
benefit having a friend there to get things done.
The hotel itself seems like a great one for a photography convention. It’s very
classy inside even if you just wanted to take photos outside of the convention. I
took one of my Canon EOS M50 cameras with 11 to 22 millimeter lens
and the Boya microphone. With that setup I was doing mostly like interview style
videography and just trying to get some clips of the convention. So we’re gonna look
at all that grouped up and then in the description of this video you can click
on time codes to select which area. We have the x-rite company. Didn’t do too
much there, but it talked a little bit with them about the color correction
stuff and (they) quizzed me on my camera. I don’t have zebras on the M50, so it’s not ideal.
But maybe in the future I’ll try to do more color grading and things like that. Those are intense! Is that like a acrylic on it? Rep: Acrylic, yep. Those are the metallic ones?
Rep: That’s metal. Yep. 30 by 45… So that is $315. (okay) I mean that’s before
the mount. I think the mount on something this size is like another $40
bucks. (ohh) So you’re looking at $360..$370.. right around there. It’s… it is $25 to get one of these.
I mean with this we do use your image. (okay) So then it’s sent to
you with your image on it whichever one you choose and then you can really see… (If) you do video you should check this.
So it’s our auto start video player. Scott: Oh nice! So it’s going to just auto
play right when that relief button is released….
Scott: Okay So we’ve got volume. We can
pause, resume. And then so it only plays videos and slideshows. So we can skip
through multiple videos or multiple slideshows. So this can be a portable
portfolio if you want to carry your videos on you. Instead of pulling out
a phone and going to YouTube… pull out your branded portfolio that is you.
Or you (can) add it onto packages, seniors.. families..
Adam: Is that battery replaceable? It’s not. You charge it and plug
into your computer, but we have a 1 year warranty on them. Yeah, so they come in
white and black. The inside all the same. And then the other one is our full wrap, so
these are $99 for 4 gigs and this one is $129 for 4 gigs as well. Later this year we’re gonna release a 32 gig, which I believe is going to be $149 and $179.
Scott: Okay We’ve got a new drive.
Our duo, so USB to “C”. I don’t know if they have anything
type-C, but that will go into your computer or if you have an Android phone or anything like that. Yeah, yeah so… you kind of…
You kind of match… You find a drive that fits your brand.
Your logo. Who you are and what you want to portray. Then find a box that
works with it. So you can do flash. Adam: I love some of these like the crystal looking…
Rep: Yeah, yeah, crystal USBs are great. They are crystal so if you do drop em on concrete or tile that they can (ohhh… yeah) shatter, but they have weight to them. They’re nice they’ve got a metal top and it’s actually…
Adam: Feels quality. Yeah, it’s the only device that we actually
subsurface engrave. So everything else is surface, but this one’s actually inside.
Adam: That’s awesome. it keeps the crystal clean on the outside And then you have in more
depth to your logo. Scott: Ohhh, yeah. That’s quite heavy. Adam: How much does like a normal… Rep: 4 and 8 gigabytes are (USB) 2.0. 16 to 128 is (USB) 3.0. They start at $19 go all the way up to a
128 for $78. And then the more you buy the more you save. So you know by like 20 of
these for your logo on you save like 15-20 percent. Rep: they’re small… and lightweight so… Adam: Probably good for budget-conscious?
Rep: military families Rep: budget-conscious but military families.
Where the spouse that’s in service can carry this in their pack. When it’s full loaded it comes
with an optional easel as well. Adam: Okay, nice. Adam: this one is like an embossed. Where that might not necessarily be (wanted)… But then I see this one where it’s just a straight leather. Rep: Hi there, how are you?
Do you guys print? You’re at the right place! We do papers
we have been around for over 425 years (1584)… Hahnemuehle! Are you familiar with Hahnemuehle? This is our newest paper. That’s a metallic paper. It’s 100 percent cotton. Michael: So that’s actually before and after makeup. Michael: That’s like a different style.
Ron: Oh.. ohh.. shi.. wow! And same with this woman she like appears and
disappears… Adam: How hard is that to do?
Scott: Well the… Scott: Is it like a specific place that only does this type of printing? Michael: Well, I print it myself… We have a 1000 lumen, 2000, and this one goes all the way up to 8,000 lumens. So runs off the internal battery. So you
can run cord free. Turn it on it’ll tell you how long you’re running at that
level and the amount of time you have. So you can really plan the shoots. Adam: Does it have where you can hot swap a new battery at all or no? No, you can always plug in and run it off AC.
Adam: Okay That’s half power right there…
Scott: Haha, oh yeah. So then quickly just got a nice diffuser… To rapidly change, well they took my attachment for the fresnel but… The fresnel would go on there.
Adam: Okay, that’s a cool ahh… Yeah, we build them right in Monterey
California Adam: It’s light weight too! Could easily have someone with a boom… (yeah) and not struggle too hard with it. Rep: What this adapter is, so you can put them in a Profoto, softbox, Bowens… You’ve just got to get a Bowens to profoto adapter. Goes in the Elinchrom really easily. Adam: But you could definitely get that into
off you know… Rep: 1510 Pelican and all your gear and everything in there. (right) yeah, because you only get one carry-on And you’re not checking us! Person: So that’s why I’m just eye-balling everything I’m trying to pick up. Thank you! How’s it going guys? Got some great bargains today. Yeah, 20% of everything… Already low price and on top of that we’re throwing in a rebate, up to 50… Great deal on a travel tripod if you’re in the
market. Normally you’ll find this on sale for $99 it’s 65. No rebate for that, sorry.
It’s already down this low… And then, ahh, this is a super deal. The tripod alone is $300.
Carbon fiber, wanna feel it? (Oh yeah!) Yeah. with the VA-5, which is our one of our
top-selling fluid heads. Of course, as an online video person… Making videos all the time about
photography. I do.. a lot of it is really video. So in my case checking out the
microphones and things is really interesting. There’s a company
Saramonic, very helpful representative showing us the different microphones
that they had on there. Ahh, the build quality, sound quality… is quite a bit different on
these guys. This would.. as far as microphones of that style, which are cardioid condenser microphones. This is pretty much the Cadillac of those. (okay) much bigger diaphragm… So it’s, ahh, no.. no battery? No battery, right. Yeah, runs on the plug-in power. It’s got a unique shock mount that actually holds the mic very well. You don’t need
to have a furry ball on one of these guys either, uses a double thick wind screen.
These are all metal construction on the outside here and then this also
comes with TRS and TRRS cables. So you can use it with your mobile device out of
the box. You don’t have to go buy a separate cable to be able to do that…
Scott: Nice, I’ll have to check those out. This is a really great micro shotgun microphone. So that’s not a shotgun microphone.
That’s not a shotgun microphone… not shocking right the cardioid
condenser microphone means they got a big open pattern up front, right. This guy is a full shotgun microphone, but in a small format. In order to have a shotgun
microphone you need an interference tube, which is what this is here. Sound comes in from the
side and gets bent back towards the capsule and sound coming in from the front
cancels that sound as well. Which is why you get side rejection on these guys.
Get more directionality out of it. This one has the same type of rounded shock
mount. It also has a high-pass filter in the back, so if you’re moving around like
you are now that causes low frequency vibrations… We can filter that out at least in some respect with this. Double thick windscreen and again the two cables
$79… About $20 bucks more for the shotgun version… I did check out the Canon booth. Didn’t do too much there, but it’s nice they had a area for
cleaning sensors and things free so all the can users could get their stuff
fixed up. Also, I did talk to one of the reps really quickly didn’t get anything
interesting out of it, you know, new cameras or anything. But he was curious
about the M50 and what I thought of it. So I told him about that… With the Sony booth they had a lot to show off. They had the brand new A7r IV to check out. The main thing that I noticed with the camera is the grip. It’s a lot better than
the previous version. it’s more substantial. It’s just a lot
nicer in the hands. Now, I didn’t look at it too much. But definitely interesting
camera. Of course it has a lot of megapixels. That’ll be up to you if it’s
something you want to check out. So have you ever looked at the STF? Adam: I’ve seen them reviewed and stuff online… So the thing you’ll notice when you look at it… it’s got like this weird kind of dark ring on
side of it. So it has basically a filter on the inside. So it’s a 100
millimeter 2.8 lens. Because of that dark rings it’s gonna meter at f/5.6.
But that ring is going to smooth out the bokeh beyond what the aperture blades
can do. So points of light, things like that are going to be perfectly circular.
And then it’s stupidly sharp that lens is. Like showing it off to some of the sales
guys. So one of the guys down the counter I snapped a photo of them and they
zoomed in and you could see that tear like in his eye… it was crazy! Also, another representative showed off the new features with their autofocus
system. You’ve got the animal autofocus plus the human eye autofocus.
You can have it prioritize on the person or the animal. There we go, it’s on animal mode… it’s tracking the dog. Now we’re going to… International symbol for
animal and people (haha, nice)… Right to him. (Should I move around?)
I’ll move the camera… Nikon was there, of course. They had
their Z cameras lined up. They had models there to take photos of. Definitely a
nice setup. We did quickly check out Sigma my friend was interested in the
new F/1.2 lens, but they did not have it to check out. Also, he did look at the
100 millimeter F/1.4. That’s a huge honk’n lens! It is a hefty lens.
It is but… Ev.. All of the image…
Rep: Goes to 1.4, it’s really fast… And it’s really sharp Adam: All of the images I’ve seen
coming out of this thing you’re absolutely amazing!
Rep: Yes! Adam: I think after a long day I probably want
to monopod it though. Rep: That’s why there’s a tripod collar.
Adam: You’ve got it. (Sigma Art lenses) are design for
sensors well north of 50 megapixels. That’s why they sing on everything current. I did ask them about the EF-M lenses and the representative did not have any
information. He wasn’t even sure they were gonna release them in the United
States. So that’s up in the air. Who knows what’s going to happen. We did check out Panasonic quickly. I did talk with the representatives a little bit about the
phase detect autofocus not being the cameras, and also the full-frame camera
and how the GH-5 series might go in the future. They seem to be thinking that
it’s gonna stick around, which is good. But of course they were not super
thrilled with my questions… Adam: (I noticed Godox is) going away from the twist-on to the lock. Well, we just got the new X2s and it does look like it does have that. Adam: I’ve got whichever the most recent pro Sony one… (Nice…) Oh it is a little bit thinner. (Yeah) Adam: I do like the big display on the Pro S, but… which I have. I’ve got the old version of this and I’ve got
the current Pro S. Adam: The switch lock…
Rep: Switch lock… Yeah, like see how the new ones the new type of tightening… Maybe this one later… not now. (right) Yeah. (Okay) Adam: Alright, well thank you. Fujifilm was there, of course. They had some cameras set up to check out. They were also doing a lot of
printing, which was a little interesting. They had all their instant cameras as
well. Litra was there. I had done a previous video on their original Litra
light. They had a new version to check out. That looks nice.
They also had a larger light that had a lot more features and a full screen and
they had some type of diffusion on it. So that’s the 2.0 of what you used and then we have a pro. Which is bi-color, oled display, and app controllable with some really nice accessories. it was a big look at ClickCon.
The photography convention in downtown Chicago. Interesting trade show.
I might try to go to more in the future. And it was really convenient to have a
friend there to help get there and do things that I’m not usually doing like
ride-sharing services and all that. Super helpful. Hope you enjoyed this video. If
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Thanks!