Top 5 Camera Controls To Master – Mike Browne

Top 5 Camera Controls To Master – Mike Browne


the very very best bit about being a
photographer is still riding the motorcycle and what a wonderful day for
doing it too these are my top five camera controls
these are things which in my opinion you really do need to be able to master
because your camera isn’t infallible there are times it’s gonna get it
horribly wrong and you do need to be able to step in and take control these
are the things which I think you truly need to be able to do that everything
we’re going to talk about in this video is covered in depth in my five week
online ultimate beginners course click little thing popping out up here right
now if you want to go and check it out you can also go and click it at any time
during this video but first I need to show you my camera being a complete and
utter cock right stop looking at that and come and have a look at this because
this is where your camera is going to get it wrong that is just the sort of
thing that the camera will actually get perfect but when you go off piste a
little bit like you’re on a skiing holiday or you’re out on a frosty bright
morning or photographing anything really bright I bet you’ve had shots that come
out looking gray and dull and really rather lifeless and uninteresting
imagine these bricks are your bright shiny scene of snow-capped mountains if
you take a picture of them and I’m going to do this with video because I want you
to be able to see what goes on here we go they’re looking pretty gray aren’t
they they don’t look very white now if I move down here and I go into a coal mine
which is dark see how that just brightened it up let’s get back up to
the snow and it darkened it down your camera doesn’t know how much light is
falling on something it only knows how much light is being reflected by it
therefore it can’t make choices about what an exposure should be and getting
the exposure right is really really really crucial so therefore there are things
you need to know how to control this really isn’t rocket science but it
is very very important because if you don’t understand what your camera is
doing when it cocks it up like it did over there with the snowy mountain peaks
how are you going to step in and put it right big question mark
look manual exposure all you’ve got are three controls imagine light is
water if you’ve got a great big tap with a spigot like that tons of light is
gonna come gushing out of it isn’t it if you’ve got a little tiny one like that
Litttle eeny thing not so much is gonna come out
even though they’re at the same pressure that is your aperture how big or small
your spigot is now shutter speed that’s how long you turn the tap on for so if
you’ve got a big spigot and you turn it on for a long time you’ve got a flood
of light coming roaring out through your camera and if you just do a little like
that you’ve only got a little bit you’re just
dancing between those two now the third one that’s your ISO think of ISO as
being like skin – skin type for example I’m insensitive I can go and
stand in the Sun for ages and I don’t really get burned not for a very long
time Jilly who’s on camera at the moment she’s much fairer skinned if Jill goes
and stands in the Sun for even a fraction of that amount of time she will
get burnt Jill is a high ISO she is very very sensitive to light I’m a low ISO
I’m not I can take an awful lot more light before anything happens
so a low ISO means it needs more light before it records the image and a
high ISO means it leaves less that allows you to play around with the other
two for creative reasons that I’m not going into right this minute let’s make
a manual exposure I’ve got a shot set up over here but I’ve got my t-bird against
a nice sort of neutrally background so all the shiny shiny stands out now let’s
set up a shot and take it and I’m going to talk you through the exposure and the
settings let me line up a shot hope we don’t get run over out here in the
carpark because it’s getting a bit busy all right I think I want to be down here
somewhere so look we have got here the shutter speed here we have got the
aperture which is currently on 7.1 and here we’ve got the ISO for sensitivity
of the skin on the left is the light meter right now it is showing that this
shot is about just under two stops overexposed to get the correct exposure
what I have to do is adjust spiggott the length of time the taps open for and the
sensitivity until that little dot there is on the zero so simple isn’t it look
so I can either make the spigot smaller we’ve got a smaller tap we’ve got a
there we go look it’s now on the zero our exposure is perfect take the picture
right next what else could we do well we could it says it’s too bright
let’s make this tap on for less time let’s speed up so look my shutter speed
has now gone to one two five or two 50s – dark one to five is so places to not
be a problem and we just take the picture that you can also of course
control how bright or dark your image is with your ISO but changing the skin
sensitivity here I can make the picture brighter or darker all you have to do is
dance between those three but what if we go into a situation where the camera
might get it wrong well if we go back to those snowy pristine white alpine peaks
which you saw it make a mistake with what if we make a manual exposure over
there same scenario different mountain range
because there’s a car parked in front of the other one let’s make a manual
exposure look at the light meter on the left there it’s saying – two stops
underexposed what do we got to do we’ve got to do let’s just turn the tap on for
longer and move the little pointer up to the zero here it comes here we go we’re
on the zero camera says that’s the correct exposure
take it doesn’t look very white to me I don’t know about you – to make that white
what do we got to do? We got to make it brighter but the
has said that is the correct manual exposure the camera’s an idiot we’re
going to have to go brighter let’s go to full stops brighter the light meter
screaming you have overexposed this but it isn’t that’s correct that’s white and
if you’re doing the same thing with black it’s just in the other direction
what you’ve got to understand is that when you’re shooting a manual exposure
is not just putting that single little pointer on to the zero you’ve got to use
this thing and understand how the whole that whole concept works otherwise if
you just follow what the light meter says it’s the same as shooting on auto
only you are twiddling the knobs and dials instead of the camera twiddling
them for you but it’s the same thing you’ve got to understand how manual
exposures work and how the light meter works – and my next top five is really
going to help you do that A histogram isn’t really a camera control it’s a
feature but it’s probably the most useful feature they ever put on a camera
ever because by using your histogram you need never ever have a bad exposure
again look what we’ve got here we’ve got quite dark shadows on myself and the
t-bird but look at the sky really really bright what you’re looking at right now
is kind of a balance between the two but if you’re shooting stills particularly
if you’re shooting raw your histogram will tell you how much data you need in
your picture you need never ever have a bad exposure again so let’s take this
shot and I’m going to set a manual exposure but I’m going to do precisely
what the camera tells me I should do so here we go let’s line up the shot what is
my camera telling me I need to do? It’s telling me that I need – there we go it’s
about there – it’s telling me I want about a four thousandth of a second at f5 on
the 200 iso if i look at that histogram it’s kind of bunched over to the left a
bit isn’t it it’s a little bit dark we have got a bright sky so what do we need
to do we need to brighten it up a bit histogram will tell you how far to go if
I line up the shot again and then start to brighten the exposure I’m going to
take the shutter speed down a bit we’re down to about a two thousandth, we’ve now got more
information in our highlight in our shadows and we’ve still got pretty good
highlight let those guys go and there we go You see your histogram is just one of
the most useful things in the world learn to use your histogram all you’ve
got to do is keep it within either end it really doesn’t matter if things spike
off the top. Histogram one of my absolute top fives. Now you know why it’s so
important for you to be able to make a manual exposure and you understand that
awesome feature which will tell you when your exposures correct you never need
get a bad one it’s completely safe for you to start using semi auto modes
shutter priority aperture priority and indeed P mode I use them tons you don’t
have to shoot in manual all the time you just need to know manual so that you can
step in when those modes get things wrong like they did with the black and
the white there is a tool to help you with those too and I’m going to come to
that in a moment because that’s my next of my top 5 but shutter priority you set
a shutter speed the camera goes away finds an aperture to work with their
aperture priority you say an aperture the camera goes and finds a shutter
speed to work with it and P mode it kind of takes care of both but my next top
tool still gives you control over that as well
so if you’re in a semi auto mode the light is pretty even like it is here
it’s not at all like it was over there with the bike all you need to do and I’m
in aperture priority is concentrate on the cool gray sexy stuff like light and
Composition and where to stand and when to click the decisive moment that’s real
photography there you go semi auto modes they’re one of my
absolute top five because they take a pile of work away from you so now you understand why you’ve got to
be able to make a fully manual exposure and it’s not that difficult you’ve also
got tools to help you ensure that exposure is always perfect because you
can do that and you know about manual you can use semi or auto modes now let’s
start looking at an amazing little thing called exposure compensation that allows
you to use semi auto modes and still be able to control the exposure this isn’t
great when you have creative critical settings you want to work with such as a
specific shutter speed for movement control or a specific aperture for depth
of field control but where most times it’s not really that important you can
just use your exposure compensation most cameras it’s a little button with a plus
and a minus on it that looks like this on this one on my x-series Fuji it’s a
little dial which I can just roll with my thumb when it’s up to my eye I know
that all I have to do is roll to the right makes it bright roll to the left
makes it dark how simple is that? if I set up a shot here we’ve got very
very contrasty just like we had with the bike earlier now what’s going to happen
if the camera is left to its own devices? I reckon something like that loads the
sky cuz I kind of like that and let’s look at the histogram yeah as always the
camera wants to put it in the middle because that’s what cameras want to do
we know that this scene is brighter therefore we got a brilliant brain what
we have to do is to brighten the picture up now instead of having to think about
shutters and apertures and things what we’ve got to do is add some exposure so I’m just
gonna add what just over plus one stop because I’m guessing and also I’ve been
doing this for a long time so with my guesses I’m usually fairly accurate that will
be just right let’s have a look at the histogram and get in that’s not happens
we’ve been doing it for a long time so exposure compensation combined with a
histogram combined with a semi auto mode is a fantastic thing and it can save you
hours of pondering when you’re shooting in a fast-moving situation if you’re leaving your camera on full
auto focus by which I mean it knows a little sparkly flashes every time you
touch the shutter button it means you’re not in control of where your camera is
focusing your camera is choosing where to focus for example if I was to take
your picture as represented right this minute by Jilly with the video camera if
I took your picture now I can choose whether to have you in focus like that
or whether to let the background be in focus your camera hasn’t got a brain it
doesn’t know and there’s times when it’ll get it wrong I bet you’ve tried to
photograph things and then gone why is it that’s all blurry and out of focus
that’s what I want in focus your camera doesn’t know that you have to tell it
and there is a plethora of auto focus modes built into your camera my little
Fuji’s they don’t have many – but it’s fine and I’m not going in depth with all
of them now anyway they’re all in my course they’re all available online do a
search you can wade through it on your own or I can show you it’s up to you but
look if I have my camera on single point focus and I come back here again and I
want to take a picture of you guys as represented by Jilly with the video
camera if I come forward and I don’t change that focus what’s going to happen
she is gonna be or rather you are gonna be blurry yeah but let’s say you put it
onto a continuous focus mode because you’re photographing your friend who’s
running a marathon they’re running down the street towards you, you think what do
I want my composition to be? I want audience or whatever they’re called
standing there on the side of the road watching and I want my friend running up
the left-hand side what we’ve got to do is choose say a continuous mode and choose
your single point autofocus where you want to focus within the composition
which I’ve just done I’m just going to pop my camera onto video mode
I’m just going to show you what happens as I change the distance
if I put that dot on Gilly’s face and start rolling some video as I walk
towards you the camera will keep you nice and sharp the background will start
to go blurry you should see it starting to happen now it is there and as I come
in here the background is really blurry you’re really sharp imagine how useful
that would be if you are photographing your friend running a marathon go and
learn how to use your auto focus modes they will make sure all your pictures
are sharp well you’ve got to do is set them up and use them appropriately So those are my top 5 camera controls you really need to know how to use them but
I have a bonus for you focal length this bad boy focal length is just the most
amazing thing it dances and is completely in love with composition let
me show you I am going to roll some video I’m going to take a picture of you
again as represented by Gilly and the video camera there you are watch what
happens as I change the zoom as I change the focal length and move back as I
change my distance look what’s going on look at the background I know it’s a bit
wobbly but look at that black house look what it’s doing it’s going to disappear
in a minute look at those beach huts behind Jilly they’re sneaking out behind
her look at that look that is a very very different thing to what we had
earlier let’s come back in the other way if I just sneak that in look the house
come back the black house I know it’s wobbling I can’t help it
tough live with it deal with it look you see how that is completely changed I’ll
do a quick still just to prove it here we go here’s our shot quick still of Gilly on camera big long lens take the same shot hope
there’s no one behind me if there is they will be trodden on… So look what
an immense difference it made between those two focal length it’s just an
amazing thing it doesn’t just make far-off thing
come closer it’s a really really useful creative tool the thing is the most
important thing in all of photography is you and you are often overlooked in
favor of some gadget upgrade new lens some other doodad or gizmo the great
photographers of the past had three controls on their cameras they had a
shutter they had a focus ring and they had an aperture that’s all they had and
their pictures were blowing us away and they still are today so with your
whiz-bang DSLR why can’t you do it you need to take control of your camera then
you can concentrate on real photography the decisive moment when to click when
the light comes out from behind the cloud and lights up little cottage in
the valley where to stand how to align the elements of a
composition so they’re harmonious and they look great
this is the real photography you have to be able to control that thing with the
top five that I’ve just given you in order to do that you can’t concentrate
on everything at once so I hope you found that a value everything we’ve
talked about is in my ultimate beginners course if you haven’t clicked the little
thing above well you can go and have a look now try a free sample if you like
you can of course find all this out for free online what you’re paying for when
you buy a course is for me to be your guide to coach you to feed you the
information in the correct order so you don’t miss a bit out and then find it
doesn’t work later on so I hope you’ve enjoyed this and found it of value
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them out this and cool stuff there for you meanwhile take care I’ll see you
next time I’m off to go and play on my thunderbird

D**k Pic Photo Shoot – Not Safe with Nikki Glaser

D**k Pic Photo Shoot – Not Safe with Nikki Glaser


Tonight we’re gonna talk about
dick pics. [ Audience whooping ] Yeah, agreed. Guys are sending them out
all willy nilly with really no effort,
no artistry. I mean, it’s like
they haven’t even considered that we’re gonna share them
with all of our friends. [ Laughter ] Dick pics are just lazy, and I wanted to prove that there
was more that we could do with their junk. So I found some dudes
on Craigslist, and I hired
a professional photographer so we could take their dongs
to the next level. [ Cheers and applause ] All right, guys, I know what
I like to see in dick pics, and it’s not what
you all have provided. I want to see you. I want to see what you’re into. I want to see your interests. Or I just want to see your dick. [ Laughter ] I’ll show it to you. I will see it later. [ Laughter ] Let’s do it. It’s awesome. I love that you left
your socks on. That’s a great look. I want to showcase you as,
like, a foodie for this picture. I want to put your dick
in a bánh mi bun. -[ Laughs ]
-If you want mayonnaise, you have to supply that
yourself, but, like, we’ll… We’re good.
[ Chuckles ] [ Camera shutter clicks ] Excuse me.
There’s a hair in my sandwich. [ Laughs ] I want to focus on something
that a girl would be like, “Ooh, like,
he’s well read.” So let’s just set your dick
on a book. Maybe, like, let’s flip
a page over and just like,
“Ooh, peekaboo.” So, I found this, like,
adoptable puppies flyer. Perfect. [ Camera shutter clicks ] Oh, my God.
They’re so cute. -Do you play guitar?
-Call me Hendrix. Do we have anything
smaller? We have a ukulele.
-Thank you. I think this would be better
for everyone. Yes. [ Laughter and applause] There once was a blonde girl
named Nikki Stop it. Nope. Done. Every, like,
fat Hawaiian man just died. [ Chuckles ] All right, guys, what we’ve done
so far has been great. We made your dicks beautiful. Now let’s make them
unforgettable. Okay, Jay, we want to give you,
like, a look where it’s like you’re going
back to school. It’s leaning against
this locker. Okay. We need your dick
to kind of, like, maybe stand up
a little bit. Is there any way
you can reach around? Oh, no. Looks like I’m gonna
have to do this myself. I’m a doctor, I’m a doctor,
I’m a doctor. [ Laughter ] [ Camera shutter clicks ] Oh, my gosh.
This is amazing. He puts the “cum”
in “homecoming.” So, your dick is just,
like, relaxing. Have you ever had tweezers
next to your dick? [ Camera shutter clicking ] Have you ever been — [ Laughing ] Please just be professional,
okay? I’m putting little, tiny
cucumbers on your penis. Really love this. Okay, I am super excited
about this one. We are gonna take your dick
to Paris. [ Camera shutter clicking ]Oui, oui.Oui, oui.I wish your dick could have
a cigarette, but, you know, we don’t want to influence
the kids that you might be
sending this to. [ Laughter ] A tisket, a tasket. Your dick’s carrying
a basket. [ Chuckles ] ILouvrethis. [ Camera shutter clicks ] Congrats, you guys. Send the picture. One, two, three. Send! [ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, shit.
[ Laughs ] What’d she say, what’d she say,
what’d she say? She said,
“Worst paper cut ever.” Yes! Yes! [ Cellphone chimes ] I got a response, too. “Can’t wait to get my
recommended daily serving of dick and cilantro.” [ Laughs ] That’s a success. Look at you.
You’re glowing. This was not the face
of a guy who had just sent
a normal, old dick pic. And for all you guys
who didn’t get responses, it’s probably ’cause they’re
just masturbating feverishly. So, we did it. Yes! [ Camera shutter clicks ] [ Cheers and applause ] [ Laughs ] What do you guys think? Did those dick pics
impress you? I’m like Shania Twain. They don’t impress me much. [ Laughter ] You know, Nikki, I tried to do my own
dick diorama in high school, but it was not
well-received. [ Laughter ] At the science fair?
No? I had to do the moon landing,
you know. Just one small step for man,
one big, old dick for that ass. [ Laughter and applause ]

Editing 10 years of photos for a photo book | Canon EOS M50 Time-lapse

Editing 10 years of photos for a photo book | Canon EOS M50 Time-lapse


I was recently contacted to produce a high-end
photo book. The idea sounded interesting. Decided to go forth with that. After some thought, decided on a related to
Rock Cut State Park. It’s a park that I’ve been photographing for
many many years. I wanted to document the entire process of
finding the photos, selecting, and editing them. In a future video I’ll be showing off the
book itself, which I do not currently have. After spending many hours looking through
my photos, I found 6823 photos from 2010 to 2019 of Rock Cut State Park. So that’s a lot to go through! That’s 163 gigabytes of RAW photos. I used my editor of choice, Acdsee Photo Studio
Ultimate to go through photos. Label them and pull out the ones that I liked. My first round of selection ended up with
around 1000 photos. Still way too many. My second round, after pulling those 1000
out ended up with around 300 photos. At that point I was able to use those as the
source for the book itself. I decided on a 52 page book with 1:1 crops
and 2:1 crops. That left me with 40 photos I needed for the
book itself. With the 300 source photos I ended up with
around 60 edited photos. I was putting them in the book, seeing if
they worked well. If one didn’t work well I switched it out. In the end I had the 40 photos for
the final book. Now that the book has been sent out for printing
I’m looking forward to seeing that in physical form, making the video on the book itself. I’m Scott from Photography Banzai. I hope you enjoyed this video. With a quick look at the process of making
a photo book from many many years of photos. Hope you enjoyed this video. Thanks!

Smog Almost Killed New York City, Here’s How

Smog Almost Killed New York City, Here’s How


For those of us raised in the digital age,
it’s not everyday we get to look at images this way. Each of these tiny translucent photos hold
a moment in history… and in this room… there are thousands of them. This is environmental photographer Arthur
Tress. And if Instagram was around in the 60s, Arthur
would be its king. I like showing people in relationship to the
world around them even if I’m doing a portrait or city scape or the effect of man’s relationship
to nature, how he modifies it and changes it. Arthur grew up in Brooklyn and he used his
camera to show the changing landscape of New York. And during his twenties, the city was pretty
much unrecognizable from what it is today. The entire waterfront was just piled with
junk. There were huge garbage landfills that were
spilling all these toxic water into the areas, neighborhoods. These great chimneys belching out black smoke,
it gives you an image of hell or the apocalypse. New York City wasn’t always so ominous. In the 1940s, New York City saw a great deal
of post-WWII prosperity. Buildings rose from concrete to clouds as
the skyline took shape, and industry was thriving. But in the decades to follow, the city began
showing the negative effects of its industrial boom. When you’d go to your window sill, it’d
be covered with dust and dirt. People would have a lot of cases of asthma
and coughing and your eyes would burn. It was like what they have now in China, that
big smog. And that comparison probably isn’t that
far off. During the 50 and 60s, New York City looked
a lot like Beijing does today. Toxic smog has besieged this city for decades. On some days, residents can’t even leave
their homes and there are documented widespread health problems among its population, akin
to the problems felt in 1960s New York. Now, the ill effects of toxic smog come down
to these little guys… Particulates, tiny microscopic solid particles
or liquid droplets, suspended in the air commonly created by burning fossil fuels or wood, as
well as power plants and industrial facilities. Particulates suspended in the air vary in
size but essentially, the smaller they are, the deeper they can penetrate your respiratory
system or even your bloodstream. The EPA considers any particles smaller than
2.5 micrometers in diameter extremely hazardous to breathe. And if you can’t wrap your head around how
small that is, then think about a human hair which is around 70 micrometers in diameter
– that’s 30 times larger than fine particulates. Today these fine particulates are monitored
and measured by an air quality index or AQI for short. Where a range of 0-50 is considered safe. To put Beijing’s pollution crisis into perspective,
over the past five years, the city saw readings as high as 755… that’s so bad there isn’t
even a AQI category for it. However, in the 1960s air pollution wasn’t
really measured in this way… which does make it difficult to draw a quantifiable comparison. What we do know is that scientists in the
1960s did report extremely elevated levels of damaging air pollutants such as Carbon
Monoxide and Sulphur Dioxide in New York City. In 1966, during a period of elevated air pollution,
known as the “killer smog”, researchers found an increase in death rate of 24 deaths
per day. The medical community acknowledged the toll
air pollution was taking on people’s health with one city medical examiner remarking “On
the autopsy table it’s unmistakable…The person who spent his life in the Adirondacks
[Mountains] has nice pink lungs. The city dweller’s are black as coal.” But for those who lived outside of the city,
some of the most impactful evidence of the hazardous pollution that plagued New York,
were photos… like Arthur’s. in these areas, you’d find old dolls and
the carcasses of dead animals and birds. … It was almost like a warzone. And these photos became an important catalyst
in the fight to clean up the city. the movement for doing that began with…
me actually in the 1960s. The images I created like a thunderstorm over
New York Cemetery or the man coming through the smoke became very well-known as kind of
environmental imagery. Arthur’s photos were published in magazines
and put on posters in hopes that they would be seen by people who had the power to enforce
change. “We must act and act decisively, it is literally
now or never.” In the 1970s, President Richard Nixon introduced
a slew of environmental policies and programs intended to clean up America. The Environmental Protection Agency was launched
and the companies dumping toxic waste into waterways and releasing pollutants into the
air were held accountable. When the EPA came along and said, “No, you
can’t keep doing that. We have Clean Water and Clean Air Standards,”
it wasn’t easy. It took time because these corporations fight
back as much as they can but eventually, it did turn the tide. Over time, New York City transformed into
the metropolis we know today. And throughout the past six decades we’ve
learned just how fragile the environment really is. The photographs were not only important for
themselves at the time but became a reference for the future in a way As we face an uncertain future… Arthur’s images will continue to help remind
us how easily we could revert back to a toxic world. It may come as a surprise that President Richard
Nixon… a Republican… helped created the Environmental Protection Agency. But environmentalism wasn’t always a source
of GOP contention. To learn when protecting the planet became
political, watch our video here. Thanks for watching Seeker, make sure to like
and subscribe for new videos every day.

Nick Click: The 90s Nickelodeon Digital Camera Experience

Nick Click: The 90s Nickelodeon Digital Camera Experience


Greetings and welcome to an LGR camera thing! This time it’s the Nickelodeon Nick Click,
a digital camera costing $70 when it launched in the fall of 1999. Now, I’ve covered several digital cameras
from the 90s on LGR already, many of which were sold as being highly affordable and simple
to use. But the Nick Click takes the cake in terms
of simple cheapness, in regards to both cost and build quality. Its manufacturer, Mattel Media, was adamant
about keeping costs low and profits high when they launched the Nick Click, having ended
1998 on a successful note with the Barbie Photo Designer. The Photo Designer was not only the first
digital camera marketed towards kids, but it was the lowest-cost digital camera on the
market period, and sold over 300,000 units in North America alone in its first year. So Mattel and its investors were more than
ready for a repeat success, launching the Nick Click in hopes of generating even greater
numbers in 1999 by leaning into their Nickelodeon TV network partnership. And I mean, how could they go wrong with an
affordable digital camera encased in trendy translucent plastic, combined with 3D animated
print center software featuring the likes of Rugrats, CatDog, Rocko’s Modern Life,
Angry Beavers, and Hey Arnold? Well, it turns out things could go pretty
wrong for Mattel, as their 1999 annual investors report revealed. Not only did their acquisition of The Learning
Company go disastrously wrong, resulting in an operating loss of $206 million dollars,
but the kids digital imaging market was far more crowded by the time the Nick Click launched
in the fall of ‘99. There were several competing digital cameras
by then, including the WWF Slam Cam, the JamCam 2.0, the Vivitar eCam, and the KLH DCL-450,
all under a hundred bucks and with better specs as well. So while the Nick Click wasn’t a total loss
for Mattel, it only lasted about a year on the market before inventory was cleared out
at a drastically reduced price, while the Barbie Photo Designer continued to sell and
went onto be launched in UK and European markets in the year 2000. As ya might expect, tons of inventory went
unsold and languished in warehouses for a couple decades, so new old stock packages
like this one aren’t hard to find. Even still, I’d always found it a bit odd
that Nick Clicks are almost exclusively found either sealed in box or loose with no box
at all. Turns out there’s a good reason for that:
it’s pretty much impossible to open without destroying the packaging. And that’s because the whole thing is sealed
shut with gobs of hot glue. Yeah this bothers me. I typically try to keep my boxes looking as
new as possible when I open stuff on LGR, but I just about gave up with this one. Beyond that glue slathered all over the place,
the design of the cardboard itself prevents access to things like the CD jewel case, and
the camera is trapped inside a plastic blister that’s adhered to the box art. So whatever, I did my best. Beyond the camera, cable, and CD-ROM, you
get a fold-out pamphlet letting you know all the stuff you can do with the included software,
and a 30-page manual that is surprisingly convoluted and hard to follow in certain spots. For a Nickelodeon kids product I’d expect
a bit more than boring rows of monochrome text, but I guess this was meant for the boring
monochrome parents. With everything freed from its late-90s retail
sarcophagus, we can finally take a closer look at the camera. Immediately you have to appreciate its usage
of translucent plastic, along with its overall chunky design that almost makes it look like
a waterproof camera. Almost. And despite its protruding lens area around
front, the Nick Click uses a fixed focus narrow angle lens, with an aperture of not really,
an ISO rating of nope, and a shutter speed of you’re joking. Seriously, the specs are the absolute bare
minimum, even for 1999. Wanna guess the resolution of the CMOS sensor? 1 megapixel? Half a megapixel? A quarter megapixel?
Nope! The Nick Click boasts a 0.1 megapixel sensor,
shooting at a whopping 160×120 resolution. Yep, that’s 19.2 kilopixels, or 19,200 pixels
altogether. Not only that, but it has absolutely no removable
storage, so you’re stuck with its internal fixed storage of 300 kilobytes. Meaning that even though the resulting photos are only 160×120 in size, you can only shoot and store six of them. SIX. Lastly, there’s no rechargeable battery
included, which isn’t that unusual for a camera like this. But what is a bit a strange is the fact that
it requires a 9-volt, you know, the kind you’d typically stick in a walkie talkie or a smoke
detector. And using the Nick Click is as simple as it
looks. The button on the left turns it on illuminating a static red LED. And pressing the shutter button on the right takes a photo, followed by an obnoxiously loud beeping noise. [BEEP] The only other button is the self-timer,
activated by pressing the red button in the middle and followed by even more obnoxious noise. [steady beeping noises] [picture takes with a beep] And yes it does have a standard tripod mount underneath, which I honestly
did not expect considering how many corners were cut otherwise. [loud camera beeping again] This thing really is noisy though, louder than any other digital camera I own. But it kinda needs to be considering it has
no display of any kind, not even a blinking LED. Everything is communicated by loud beeping,
with this noise playing whenever the memory’s full. [memory full noise] And if you want to delete
individual images, then too bad. All you can do is hold down the shutter button
for five seconds until you hear this sound [shrill noise] And now you can start taking
photos again, but only because you’ll be overwriting whatever was stored in memory
beforehand. Getting images off the Nick Click means hooking
it up to a Windows PC using the included serial cable and this 3.5mm jack on the left-hand
side. And yep, that’s a 3-pole plug on the end,
just like you’d see on a pair of headphones. With that plugged into the camera and the
9-pin serial side plugged into a compatible PC, all that’s left is the Nick Click software
package on CD-ROM. And in typical Nickelodeon fashion, everything
about it is loud, even the installation. [upbeat Nick music plays] Amusingly, you can’t
actually choose the size of the installation since it all streams off the CD. But you can choose how much hard disk space
will be reserved for photos, something I have never seen before and is a bit silly considering
how tiny each picture actually is. And now to dive into the Nick Click Digital
Camera program, accompanied by more music and narrated by a faceless youngster. -Welcome to Nick Click!
Where you are the star! Grabbing photos from the camera’s memory
is easy stuff. Just make sure it’s powered on and then
click the camera graphic from the Upload screen. It’ll then take thirty years to download
each photo, one by one. [shutter sound effect plays]
Oh my goodness [laughs] Oh could it be any slower? Eventually you’ll have access to your photos
and you can either start playing with them immediately or export them as a bitmap or
JPEG image and open them directly. And man oh man, even knowing that they’d
be 160×120 resolution, the resulting images are still incredible to behold. What is this, a digital camera for ants?
Pretty much! And it’s a far cry from what was advertised,
both on the box itself and in the TV commercials. -He turned me into Hey Arnold, so I threw pies at him in space. -Do the Nick Click! -She made of movie of me, so I printed postcards of her. -Do the Nick Click! Yeah, no indication that the screen images
are obviously simulated, just “do the Nick Click” and make it look all cool and stuff
when in reality it’s lower resolution than Duck Hunt on the NES. Oh well, at least it makes for some darned
challenging photography. As usual, I like to take photos of the same
kinds of scenes with each camera I review so you can compare between cameras. But with the Nick Click, everything is so
low-res and awful that it’s kind of an exercise in futility. The sheer unpredictability of each resulting
shot makes this curiously enjoyable to use though, with everything being a complete crapshoot
as to how it’ll look. From exposure, to focusing, to white balance,
to whether or not you can line anything up using its absolutely awful viewfinder. Everything tends to skew to the left, I found,
so half of what I shot ended up cut off on the right hand side. And of course, since you can only take six
photos at a time, each picture ends up being a bit more carefully considered than you would
with pretty much any other digital camera. And just for fun, let’s compare the Nick
Click to a modern cell phone with this scene of a smiling dude and a tiger in a cage. No seriously, that’s what this is supposed
to be, as you can see from the phone’s camera. [chuckles] Yeah, all right, it’s entirely
pointless to do any of these kinds of comparisons, but it amuses me regardless. The Nick Click is without a doubt the lowest-quality
digital camera I currently own and it’s actually kind of awesome because of it. But of course, the main intended use of the
camera is the software it came with, filled with classic 90s Nickelodeon characters down
for manipulation. From left to right there are four primary
activity rooms: Publicity, Director’s Studio, Nicktoons Props, and FX. The publicity room is the most straightforward
print studio aspect of the program, where the whole idea is to drop your photos onto
printable templates. So you can make things like postcards, name
badges, and letter-sized poster printouts from any of your magnificent 160×120 resolution
pictures. And being that the pictures aren’t very
impressive on their own, you can overlay text and graphics on top of them from a library
of Nickelodeon artwork. Each one has a transparent cutout for plopping
pictures inside of it, usually in a small frame or a cutout of a character’s face. With uh, very mixed results depending on the character. And that’s it, nothing too surprising here. Next up is the director’s studio, an editor
that lets you turn your pictures into a digital flipbook. The program calls them movies, but truthfully
that’s stretching the definition to the point of absurdity. Really all you’re doing here is placing
photos into a premade slideshow template alongside some goofy animations and sound effects. And well, the results are unique. [strange cacophony of sound effects]
Uh, was that it? [bizarre layers of noise repeats] Aw man, that’s some Oscar material right
there. The best part of this is the quote unquote
“real time movie maker” mode. The Nick Click doesn’t do video or even
let you watch a live image feed, so instead it plays a rap of sorts letting you know when
it’s about to take a photo. -You can jump around, you can play the fool -You can act real tough or you can act real cool -But whatever it is you decide to do -We’re gonna take a picture when you hear
this cue! [shutter ‘whipping’ sound plays]
[music continues] The Nick Click snaps a photo during that whipping
noise, and once it’s done processing the song continues, moving onto another verse
prepping you for the next photo, up to a total of 36. Pretty clever solution actually, with the
music allowing for enough time between shots so that the Nick Click and your PC have enough
time process each image over the serial connection. Again, the results are a bit lacking, with
very little in the way of Nickelodeon content for that matter. But I appreciate the creative workaround for
a camera that doesn’t show a live feed. The third area is called Nicktoons Props,
which is much more in line with what you’d expect for a Nickelodeon print activity center. There’s a work area up top with a bunch
of preset backgrounds, and there are eight Nicktoons to choose from at the bottom of
the screen, each with a selection of character components that you can plop onto the photos
of your choosing. There’s also an image editor built-in that
lets you erase and re-arrange parts of each picture to help make it more suitable to each
prop. It’s horrendously slow and finicky to use,
but hey, the results speak for themselves I think. A true masterpiece of modern art. And lastly, there’s the FX room, one of
the bigger selling points of the software in all the advertising I’ve seen for the
Nick Click. The first step is to choose an appropriate
photo and map it onto the blank face of the bust on the bottom left. And from here it’ll be mapped onto 3D models
of a gorilla, an astronaut, and a scuba diver. All so you can do this. [cheap jungle music plays, bananas catapult] [chuckles a bit]
I mean, it’s something. Heh, okay I’ll admit I would have thought
it was pretty cool to see my face mapped onto a 3D character model in the 90s. I was certainly impressed with all the sports
games that let you plop your face onto custom players back then. But yeah, the thing with the FX room here
is it just doesn’t let you do that much with what you’ve created. Each of the three characters have the same
four things along the bottom of the screen, reworked a bit to fit the current theme. One option shoots items from the bottom of
the screen, the next lets you drop turds from a bird along the top of the screen, and the
other two are canned animations that do something to ruin your character’s day. Electric eel, slamming into a tree, getting
sucked into a black hole that looks suspiciously like a spiral galaxy, you get the idea. And yeah, that’s it really! For the software and the Nick Click camera
for that matter. They’re both pretty basic in terms of functionality,
neither are all that impressive on a technical level, even for 1999. But that is absolutely not why I’m drawn
to these kinds of things. Retro activity centers, crappy digital cameras,
and electronic kids products just entertain the crap outta me the older I get. It’s not even nostalgia half the time, I
had zero experience with the Nick Click before this video. I’m more interested in the marketing aspect,
the trade offs they made when designing it, and the very act of using such an outdated
thing today for no other reason than to look back at how amusingly simplistic it is. So yeah, the Nick Click! Lemme know if you used one of them back in
the day, or the Barbie Photo Designer or any of the other competing cameras I mentioned. I’d be curious to hear your experiences
since I didn’t know anyone who had any of these things back then. And if you’d like more content like this, then feel free to wander around the LGR YouTube channel. I’ve covered a bunch more stuff like this
in the past and more is to come in the future, with new videos every week right where you’re
watching right now. And as always thank you very much for watching
LGR!

Digital photos, videos require frequent back-up on safe storage devices

Digital photos, videos require frequent back-up on safe storage devices


Most photos are now digital, raising the need
for safe and reliable storage. Park Se-young shares with us a number of options
for keeping and managing your digital memories. Digital photo collections are more compact
compared to boxes of photographs, but it’s difficult to say which method of storage is
safer. For instance, standard print photographs can
still be recognized when partly damaged or stained. However, digital files can vanish even if
they’re partly damaged. This is why the method of digital file storage
is important. There are three major types of digital storage:
magnetic, semiconductor and optical. Magnetic storage writes digital data as magnetic
patterns on magnetic tapes or disks inside audio and video tapes, floppy disks and hard
disk drives. It was once a common form of data storage,
but its use has been on decline due to the slow reading and writing speed. Semiconductor storage records data as electrons. Data is saved by sending energized electrons
to the floating gate, where all data is recorded, …and deleted by attracting the electrons
away from the floating gate. USB flash drives, memory cards and solid-state
drives are all made of semiconductors. Semiconductor devices are commonly used due
to their small size and fast speed, but data can be easily lost due to shocks or errors. In an ordinary environment, …experts say
the lifespan of a hard disk is approximately five years …while that of a solid state
drive is about three years. To safely store data over the long term, the
best option is optical discs like DVDs and Blu-ray discs that write and read data using
laser technology. If the discs are properly stored, the data
can even be passed on down generations. “Because DVDs and Blu-rays can store data
for about 100 years, your valuable data can be preserved for long periods of time without
losing it. As for photos and videos of important memories,
experts say they should not be kept only in computers and phones …but backed up often. Park Se-young, Arirang News.

My Cardboard Boat Racing Experience

My Cardboard Boat Racing Experience


What’s in the box? ◉_◉ I said what’s in the box? ◉_◉ I said WHAT’S IN THE BOOOOOX!?!
*SCREAMS* *GUNSHOTS* I can make a great boat out of this. So this one time when I was in the third grade, for some reason our teacher thought it would be a good idea to get his entire class to participate in a… cardboard boat race! 😀 Cardboard boat racing is this event where teams of people build their own boats out of cardboard, and then race against other people’s cardboard boats. Now, you might be thinking that cardboard really isn’t the best material to make a boat out of. And you’re right. – But cardboard is cheap – But cardboard is cheap
– You can get big pieces of it – But cardboard is cheap
– You can get big pieces of it
– And they float in the water for a little bit Perfect for making boats out of! It’s good short-lived entertainment. It’s yachts of fun! Apparently, a lot of other schools got their students to do cardboard boat racing I thought it was just a strange thing my teacher made us do, but if other teachers did it, I guess he wasn’t the only weirdo… I don’t know what cardboard boat racing is supposed to teach you Maybe teamwork skills and shipbuilding? I mean it would come in handy if I was stranded on an island with cardboard and duct tape and I could tell everyone: “Don’t worry guys, I learned how to make boats out of these things in the third grade!” But no one else in my school did cardboard boat racing It was just my class! And I think part of the reason we did this was because the class I was in was an honors class. So… We were better than everyone else. Guys,I need to tell you about how friggin smart I am! So in the second grade everyone took this test to see if you would get put into the honors class, which, I’m going to be honest, I don’t remember taking it I just remember my mom sitting me my twin sister down and telling us that we weren’t going to be in the same class anymore because I made it into the honors classes and my sister didn’t… HA HA! Loser! The honors program was called DOGS which stood for… Daaaaaaaaaang! Original gangsta students! Okay, that’s not actually the name. I made that up. If you got accepted into DOGS you stayed in the DOGS program for the rest of Elementary school! So I basically had the same kids in my class for five school years And our class became known as the Dogs Kids. I think since I was in the dogs program,
I wasn’t bullied nearly as much as I should have been Because everyone in my class was a huge nerd! So I never really learned how to interact with people socially because I already knew everyone in my class So all the DOGS were cool with each other, But all the non-DOGS hated us. They thought that us DOGS thought that we were SOOOO much better than them… And we were. Now call me old-fashioned, but I think the third grade is a little too soon to tell if you’re smart or not. I would say that the DOGS program… did NOT make me a smarter person. I don’t speak for everyone This was just my experience But in high school my twin sister was a WAY better student! High school didn’t have the DOGS program So me and my sister were in the same classes again. And she was a straight-A student while I was about a straight B and C student. So all the math I’ve learned is telling me that something’s not adding up. It probably had nothing to do with being in the honors program in Elementary School I probably just procrastinated a lot in high school Okay now let’s get back to the actual topic of the video. Leading up to the event the teacher wanted us to stay after school to help make the boats. And I being the loyal DOG that I was stayed after school exactly zero times Sorry dudes, I take the bus home! and last time I missed the bus my mom got mad at me and I cried And she had to pick me up So actually if I was deserted on an island I wouldn’t be much help I would have to get my mom to pick me up. This event was at a medium-sized, man-made lake in Arizona because We don’t, have real lakes.
They’re all man-made. And it was right next to a college and a lot of college kids like to get drunk there We ended up making two boats: One was white, and one was blue with a dragon head at the front and the tail in the back They both could hold 10 people. There wasn’t enough room for everyone in the class to get a spot on the boat, and the kids who actually helped build it got a reserved seat But since I was a scrawny white boy that didn’t take up much space, I got to sit in the very front!! Because they were the coolest and smallest seats The person who I sat next to was this girl named Priscilla I still keep in contact with her and I asked if I could say her name in this video and she said yes. Later in life, she was the first girl to ever… Later in life, she was the first girl to ever… slap me I didn’t ask permission to tell that story. While we were waiting for our turn to race, my dad got me a snow cone, and that snow cone was the very first time I remember getting a brain freeze. “It hurts to eat this.” “Yeah, they do that.”(james way of relating to people) When it was our turn, we rode the boat out and we actually stayed afloat. I mean it was only a couple inches away from sinking… But it worked!! My mom told me beforehand that if the boat sunk, I should kick off my shoes because that would weigh me down And I would drown. Thanks for the vote of confidence Mom(!) And I remember being so afraid of the boat sinking. Not because I could drown, but because I didn’t want to lose my shoes! 🙁 So there were a bunch of eight-year-olds in a glorified Cardboard box on a lake with three other boxes filled with drunk college students. The course we had to take was pretty simple it only Had two left turns should have been a piece of cake and we were doing pretty good… … until we had to make the first left turn. We messed up on that part… We practiced turning on land all the time! But for SOME reason when we were in the water our turning maneuver wasn’t working we kind of just… drifted forward. We were pretty much all stranded we didn’t know how to drive this thing and we were running out of time since the Cardboard doesn’t last that long when it’s wet… But there were these Lifeguards slash helper people going around in canoes and one person came up to our boat And he just kind of pushed it with his paddle *pushy pushy* and he turned the boat and we were back in the race!! Well actually by this point everyone else had already completed the course but We’re still floating. We were still going to finish this! When it came time for the second turn… The same thing happened. We didn’t learn anything; they never taught us this in honors classes. By this point, the next four people racing just went, they got tired of waiting. And while the canoe boat guy was trying to teach us how to turn, the other boats just passed us. Eventually we did get the turning thing down and we made it back to shore! The boat stayed up the entire time. Out of the four people we raced against we came in eighth… I kind of wish something bad did happen Like the boat flipped over or a shark ate one of the kids! That would have been a better YouTube video… But that also would have been LYING! And then afterwards the president came down and high-fived all of us. And to prove I’m not lying Here’s some pictures of me in front of the boat… … we had to take the dragon head off because it didn’t fit with all of us. But we kept the tail and you’ll also notice how cramped the seats are and the girl who later on slaps me? Here’s a boat with a roof! Here’s the picture of the snowcone that gave me my first brainfreeze. Here’s us in the water next to a pretty big boat and look our other white boat is getting blocked off by the bigger boat! Notice how our boat is going in the wrong direction and how close we are to being submerged… And here’s a picture of the grown-ups Carrying the boat out of the water after a long day, and I’m not in this picture I wanted to get to land as soon as possible! Here’s a picture of me during Halloween I dressed up as a ninja I think it was the halloween after the bunny, and there’s a plushie of an neopet in the background, Do you guys remember neopets? All my neopets are probably dead now. Here’s a picture of me with a giant pencil It’s actually a model rocket, but it looks like a pencil! Isn’t that adorable? Remember my science fair video where I launched Rockets? Yeah, this wasn’t that time… This is a completely different model rocket and here’s me in a tub of animal plushies! And this bird plushie right here was actually my favorite I got them from someone else’s birthday was in the goodie bag. It was a pirate themed birthday. It was like You know a little tiny parrot I really liked that bird his name was birdie, and now he’s gone… and here’s me dressed up as Galileo. Yaaaaay a new video is done! Sorry. It’s been like a month since my last video I’ve been busy with three conventions all back-to-back But it’s good now those are all done! Videos should be coming back on a normal schedule and by normal schedule I mean twice a month… It’s so weird seeing these old pictures because in my head I Remember the exact moment when I sat down in the boat and being super Cramped and having to row with my kneecaps pressed against my chest. And I remember that snow cone too and just not knowing Why it hurt to eat it.. And now I’m looking back at these old pictures and being like… *strange sound that I can’t comprehend* I was a different person back then! I can’t end this video without mentioning the person who helped make this video come out on time. And that person this week is GingerPale again. Thanks, man He helped color and also FootofaFerret helps get some of the sound effects for the intro of the video Thanks writer. So everyone give them a big old hug and wear your seatbelt!

10 Hidden iPhone Camera Tips To Help You Take Better Photos

10 Hidden iPhone Camera Tips To Help You Take Better Photos


Hi, this is Gary with MacMost.com. On this episode let’s take a look at some
hidden iPhone camera tips. MacMost is brought to you thanks to some great
supporters. Go to MacMost.com/patreon. There you can read more about it. Join us and get exclusive content. So we use the iPhone camera all the time. But there are lots of little hidden tricks
that you could use to take better photos. When taking a scenic photo with an object
in the foreground you may have heard of the rule of thirds. That is to put the object one-third of the
way from the left or the right and top and bottom of the photo. Not to center it exactly. Now what really helps you with this is using
grids. You can turn grids on by going to Settings,
Camera and then switching on Grid. With that on you’re going to see this grid
that will easily allow you to set something at one-third. You just put it in one of the crosshairs there
and take the photo and you’ll know that you have that object one-third of the way over
from one edge or the top or the bottom. So you can try it in different areas there
and get a better photo than if you just took the photo with the object right in the center. Now having Grids turned on also gives you
a level. So if you point your iPhone straight down
you’re going to see a white and a yellow crosshair and you want to line those up as closely as
you can to you know that you’re pointing straight down at something. You can take a long exposure shot with your
iPhone. You could even do it while holding the phone
with your hand. You don’t need a tripod or anything like that. What you need to do is turn Live Photos on. So checkout the Live Photos icon and make
sure you switch that on. Now take a live photo. You get a photo and a few seconds of video
as well. The video is actually recording the changes
from frame to frame from the photo. So now when you go into Edit you can scroll
up. When you scroll up you’ll see the Live Photo’s
effects and one of them is Long Exposure. Select that and when you do it’s going to
take all the frames and combine them there and hold things steady. So even though your hand was shaking a little
bit it’s still going to have the steady parts of the photo being steady and the moving parts,
like in this case the water, showing movement. It works great for waterfalls and things like
that. It’s an interesting effect for waves but probably
the best use of long exposure. HDR or high dynamic range allows you to take
photos that have some dark areas and some light areas and it combines them to create
a great photo. But it’s on by default and you may not want
to have it on in all situations. If you ever want to turn HDR off you can do
that here in Settings. Now once you’ve turned it off it doesn’t mean
that it’s not available at all. You just need to swipe to the left or up depending
upon the orientation of the phone to get the extra controls. Once you get those extra controls you can
switch to turn HDR on and off manually. Now you probably know that you can apply filters
to photos after you take the photo. But you can actually do it before you take
the photo. You just need to bring up those same extra
tools by sliding over a little bit there and then you can tap the Filters button. Select a filter and then you’ll be viewing
the scene with that filter applied. Just because you took that photo with that
filter on doesn’t mean that you can’t switch it later. You can back into Editing and switch to any
filter you want or original to get rid of the filter. The iPhone 11Pro and 11Pro Max have the ultra
wide angle lens. You can use the .5 magnification to switch
to that lens. But even if you forget to do it you may still
be able to go back and grab that image later on. The iPhone is going to take an additional
photo with the ultra wide angle lens and then when you go to Edit the photo you’ll see the
additional data as kind of this fuzzy color around the image. Now you can actually go to Cropping tools
and zoom out and get back the data that you lost by taking it with the standard wide angle
lens and not the ultra wide angle lens. The data is only kept on the iPhone and only
for a limited time so it’s something that you can use to Undo the mistake right away
but can’t count on having that data later on. Now if you like taking photos that are non-standard
sizes, so instead of 4×3 say a square 1×1, you can swipe to the left to bring up additional
tools and then tap the ratio there. Then switch to 1×1 or 16×9. 1×1 could be useful
taking pictures online or if you just like that ratio. 16×9 is very useful if you plan on using the
photo in a video later on. However do note that you’re not actually getting
anymore data. As a matter of fact you’re cropping data out
of your photo. So you may want to consider just taking a
4×3 photo all the time and then cropping it later on if you want a different ratio. You can also use a Timer which is useful for
getting in your own shot. So bring up the Tools and then tap the Timer
button. Then you can set it to 3 seconds or 10 seconds. Then it will countdown on the screen but you
also see the flash light blink so you could see it while you’re standing there. Take your photo. Using this for Live Photos allows you to have
leeway so you can adjust the photo later on if it didn’t take the perfect shot you have
a few seconds on either side to adjust. The 3 second timer is useful for taking selfies
so then you can extend your arm completely without having to worry about tapping the
button. Your iPhone will automatically figure out
focus and exposure based on what it sees. But you can set it to something more specific
by tapping on a part of the image. It will use that for focus and exposure. Then you can adjust a little bit more by swiping
up and down on the little sun icon there to adjust the exposure. You can also fix the focus and exposure by
double tapping on a part of the image that you see. Then you can move the camera around and it
will stick with that focus and exposure even though you’re changing what you’re pointing
at. So you can fix the focus on an image that
won’t be at the center of the screen. Here’s one last tip. Now you may know that taking a Pano is great
for taking a wide image and it’s pretty easy to do. But what a lot of people don’t know is you
can also use a Pano vertically. So here is a horizontal one. But if I simply turn my phone and I want to
get more vertically you can take a Pano going up or going down. Just tap on the arrow to change direction. This can make some very difficult shots easy to get.