So I had a friend of mine show me some photos that were done with a very small constant light (actually an old iPod classic) and because of the long exposure they were able to light the scene very professionally and creatively. So I wanted to experiment and try some long exposure shots myself. So with my new toy (motorcycle) I gathered my trusty Canon 7D, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 lens and tripod and headed to the garage where my bike was sitting.
So I needed to find a source of light as I was going to be shooting in complete darkness. So I headed to the store looking for something that I could use to “paint” light over the sections of my bike that I wanted to expose.
I ended up finding the above Energizer keychain LED flashlight. So this light doesn’t put out a lot of light, but it could be very precise as well as very broad depending on how far I held the light from its target. So for $5 I figured it was worth the investment (picked it up from Home Depot).
So now I had a subject (bike) had my gear and finally had a small light. I was ready.
With the lights on in the garage I setup the camera on the tripod and framed the shot accordingly. Set the camera to manual focus (as it wouldn’t be able to auto focus in the dark) and then set my camera for 30 second exposure, f11, ISO 100, and lastly set the timer for 2 seconds. I was ready.
I then turned off the lights, fired the shutter, and painted the bike with my little flashlight.
The following pictures were my 2 favourite shots form the 8 photos that I took. I kinda wish that I had given the bike a little bit of a wash, but all in all I was very pleased with the outcome of the photos.
If there are any questions as to how these photos were taken please let me know. I will continue to play with light exposure as well as long exposure.
So Canon has the new 6D and Nikon has the new D600. So when you just look at the specs it kinda looks like the Nikon should completely dominate this competition. But is that how it goes down? Watch the video below to see how the two cameras compare.
So I broke my Sigma 17-70 lens. So So Sad. And it was completely my fault. Any ways I have replace it with a Tamron 17-50 lens. Check out my video below to see what I think of the new lens.
So I have tried to do time lapse photography just once and i think it turned out pretty well (ill post the videos below). Their are a few extras that you’ll need to really take good time lapse including tripod and an intervelometer (i sure hope i spelled that right).
Anyways check the article it has a good video in it as well.
And here is my video.
Nikon is pushing it up a notch once again. With the unveiling of the D4300, wireless transmitter and the Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G lens. Nikon users are in for a treat. Lets see what the competition does next.
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And just because there hasn’t been enough Nikon D800 reviews. Here is another. Short and sweet.
Panasonic has released a new Super Zoom camera, the DMC-FZ150, which replaces their DMC-FZ100. With a 12MP sensor and a zoom of 25-600mm anyone that is looking for a camera in their category may be wanting to take a look at Panasonic’s new offering.
Here’s how the article concludes …
Megazooms are alive and well, despite all the attention given to smaller, compact interchangeable lens cameras. And Panasonic has done a good job with its latest long zoom, the 12 megapixel FZ150. In challenging conditions the FZ150 gives better image quality than its predecessor thanks, in great part, to Panasonic’s decision to go with a much more capable 12 megapixel CMOS sensor instead of the FZ100’s unimpressive 14MP unit. A wide angle, image-stabilized 24x (25-600mm) zoom, raw mode, full manual and automatic controls, an articulated LCD, full HD video and 3D capture are only some of this highly capable camera’s feature highlights but look away from the impressive spec sheet and you’ll find that image quality is very good too, across the span of the camera’s 24x optical zoom lens.
Make sure to read the rest of the article over at dpreview.com