iPad Pro: First Impressions

Posted by Gary Ramey on November 30th, 2015

The iPad Pro could be the perfect tool for a graphic designer or photographer.

First Impressions

  • It’s big. The iPad Pro may not be your first choice for carrying around town but the extra screen real estate is perfect for doing some serious work.
  • Even though it is light for its size, holding it one handed isn’t something I would want to do for long. Sitting with it in my lap is best.
  • Fingerprint recognition works from both a horizontal and vertical position.
  • The display is bright and sharp.
  • Apple didn’t make the camera a pro feature. As with iPhones and other iPads, the camera is auto only. Yes, it has some nifty new features such as slo-mo but I had hoped for manual control.
  • Battery life is great.

Look for upcoming posts for the Apple Pencil and Keyboard. I’ll also review various apps for photography, drawing, and painting.


 

CameraAddiction.biz

Posted by Gary Ramey on April 29th, 2013

Canon EOS T4iI’ve launched a new camera store called CameraAddiction. This camera store could become your #1 source for camera, photography, and video equipment. It is filled with over 9,000 products and includes categories for best sellers, most wished for, gift ideas, and our picks. You’ll find film and digital cameras, camcorders, and surveillance equipment. Where possible, each product has links to video reviews to help you make a informed decision.

If you are shopping for a mobile phone, try MobileAddiction. Like CameraAddiction, it is packed with products and video reviews.

 

Video: Tips for Shooting Sports

Posted by Gary Ramey on March 18th, 2013


Scott Kelby does it again! Watch the video to find out:

  • What the pros do
    • Isolate from the background
    • Bring you in close
    • Have camera techniques
    • They have the equipment
  • How to get around the expense
  • What shots do people like?

This is a great video and well worth watching.

 

Moon Watch: February 2013

Posted by Gary Ramey on February 24th, 2013

February will have many opportunities to shoot the moon. On February 25, the moon will rise at the beginning of the blue hour and it will rise at the end of the blue hour on February 26.

Location: Miami, FL (All Times EST)
Sun Moon
Date/Phase Rise Set Rise Set
Feb 24/99% 6:48 AM 6:20 PM 5:29 PM 5:43 AM
Feb 25/Full 6:47 AM 6:20 PM 6:25 PM 6:21 AM
Feb 26/99% 6:46 AM 6:21 PM 7:22 PM 6:58 AM

View my posts How to Shoot the Moon, Night Photography, Night Photography Tricks Revealed, and Video: How to Shoot the Moon.

 

PhotoTube Update

Posted by Gary Ramey on February 19th, 2013

Sorry for not posting much during February. I’ve been spending most of my time working on PhotoTube.info and I’m starting to see results. For one thing, it now contains over 800 instructional photography videos. Be sure to check it out. Here is a list of current categories and the number of videos in each category:

 

Video: Levitation Photography

Posted by Gary Ramey on February 19th, 2013

If there is anything that I learned from the video it is that it takes more than just jumping in the air to take photos that look like someone is floating, i.e. the video is more entertaining than instructional. img_253bda16424f42f737068fff3f4dce1183acbf03Nevertheless, two good tips from the video are to use a tripod and fast shutter speed. Click the following link to the website that he mentions in the video:

http://yowayowacamera.com/

This site is filled with amazing levitation photos like the one to the right.

Levitation Photography: 65 Stunning Examples & Tutorials

Follow this link to another source for levitaion photography:

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/levitation-photography/

Want more? Check out Trick Photography and Special Effects. It contains excellent tips for shooting levitation photographs as well as a whole lot more.

 

Moon Watch: January 2013

Posted by Gary Ramey on January 16th, 2013

January will have many opportunities to shoot the moon. On January 26, the moon will be low in the sky during the blue hour and it will rise during the blue hour on January 27.

Location: Miami, FL (All Times EST)
Sun Moon
Date/Phase Rise Set Rise Set
Jan 25/98% 7:07 AM 5:59 PM 4:54 PM 5:46 AM
Jan 26/Full 7:07 AM 6:00 PM 5:48 PM 6:28 AM
Jan 27/100% 7:06 AM 6:01 PM 6:43 PM 7:08 AM
Jan 28/98% 7:06 AM 6:01 PM 7:38 PM 7:46 AM

View my posts How to Shoot the Moon, Night Photography, Night Photography Tricks Revealed, and Video: How to Shoot the Moon.

 

PhotoTube: Tutorials and Videos for Photographers

Posted by Gary Ramey on December 20th, 2012

PhotoTube.info is a website dedicated to photography videos containing tips for producing HDR, infrared, landscape, portrait, flash, macro, night, and product photographs. It is a relatively new website but already contains hundreds of instructional videos. Here is a list of some of the most viewed videos:

  • phototubeDSLR Tips: Night Photography
  • Strobist Preliminaries
  • DSLR Tips: How to blur backgrounds on portraits
  • DSLR Tips: How to blur water for a dreamy effect
  • Merge to HDR in Photoshop
  • Long Exposure Turorial
  • DSLR Tips: Using polarizing filters
  • Secrets of Amazing HDR Photography
  • Night Photography: Finding Your Way in the Dark
  • HDR Photography
  • Strobist Softbox Technique Tutorial
  • In-Camera HDR Using Multiple Exposure
  • Photoshop Tutorial: Creating an HDR Image from a Single RAW File
  • Canon T2i 550D HDR Tutorial
  • Shooting the Moon
  • Landscape Photography Tips: Creative Composition
  • 20 Essential Things for Landscape Photography

It is easy to see which videos have been Recently Added, Most Viewed, and Top Rated as well as many categories. PhotoTube is definitely worth checking out! Oh, by the way, it is completely free!

 

Moon Watch: December 2012

Posted by Gary Ramey on November 26th, 2012

December will have many opportunities to shoot the moon. On December 28, the moon will rise during the blue hour.

Location: Miami, FL (All Times EST)
Sun Moon
Date/Phase Rise Set Rise Set
Dec 26/97% 7:06 AM 5:37 PM 4:26 PM 5:31 AM
Dec 27/100% 7:06 AM 5:38 PM 5:16 PM 6:19 AM
Dec 28/Full 7:07 AM 5:38 PM 6:08 PM 7:05 AM
Dec 29/98% 7:07 AM 5:39 PM 7:01 PM 7:49 AM

View my posts How to Shoot the Moon, Night Photography, Night Photography Tricks Revealed, and Video: How to Shoot the Moon.

 

Christmas Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers for Photographers

Posted by Gary Ramey on November 26th, 2012
My Take: I found this article by Mark Laurie from 2011. Most of it still applies for 2012 so I decided to share it with you. I deleted a few suggestions and added some links to help you shop for the items.

A Master Photographer shares his popular annual list of gift ideas to help give you some ideas for the photographer on your holiday shopping list. These aren’t just the normal things, though, but cool stuff that they will ask, “Wow, where did you find this?” Finding a gift for a photographer can be tricky – where does the non-photographer look? Well, here you go, from the fun to the serious, along with the obscure. This will make it easy for you.

1. Canon/Nikon Mugs store. Not really a camera accessory but I think these are just fun. Just be careful you don’t grab the real lens and pour coffee into it.

2. Wacom tablet. They come in different sizes with the Bamboo line for the starters, and the Intous line for the real creative types. Once they start using this to work on their images, the mouse will feel like a puck! Starts at $125. Most camera stores carry this.

3. Exotic lens. Bigger budget? Buy an exotic lens, super wide angle Fisheye, long telephoto or a macro lens. If you aren’t knowledgable about what you are buying, always buy the same brand lens as the camera.

4. The Eye-Fi. It’s not just a memory card, but a wireless transmitter so you can upload your images to the computer or your favorite photo sharing site. You can also get cards to work with smart phones and the iPad. $99 Click to read more »

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